Quintessentially Margaret River Cabernet… Think
cassis and dark cherry, with subtle dried herb,
sandalwood and star anise from the 100% new oak.
Beautifully ripe tannins give the wine excellent
texture and length. Rich cassis and dark cherry
envelop the palate with complex liquorice, star anise
notes on the finish.
It was an early start to the vintage. Winter rains
were average and an unusually dry, hot December
and January followed, with only one large rain event.
This led to a definitive Margaret River autumn: even,
warm days and moderate cool nights. Cabernets had
masses of ripe supple tannins and great
concentration with lovely poise and elegance. A
truly great Margaret River vintage.
This wine was small batch fermented over ten days
and left on skins for a further five weeks. The wine
was pressed and racked into 100% new seasoned
French oak. Wine was matured for 18 months and
Dense purple with garnet hues.