Very lifted and intensely varietal, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is restrained yet elegant and shows a remarkably complex array of aromas. Black cherry, dark fruits, chocolate with hints of violets and forest floor earthiness.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best wines we have made. Sweet varietal fruit dominates the front palate with juicy raspberry and red current fruits dominating the mid palate. Chocolate notes and savoury flavours from the French oak are in perfect balance with the fruit and the fine chalky tannins provide length and finish to the wine.
Exceptional ripening season. Hot and dry but with the classic Margaret River cool nights. Ripening was a week earlier than normal but the perfect conditions allowed for full yet delicate flavours to develop.
Gently vinified in stainless steel open fermenters. Hand plunged and basket pressed at dryness. 30% had up to 2 weeks extended skin contact.
Maturation for 2 years in 40% new and 60% older French oak barriques.
The wine was bottled after 2 years and left to mature in bottle for a further 12 months prior to its release.
Plate steak and pour over sauce, serve with chips and a green salad.