The 2012 KERRIGAN + BERRY Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense blood red appearance with a black heart.
The wine displays ripe berry aromas of great intensity from the Margaret River fruit with underlying dusty
and earthy characters typical of Great Southern Cabernet Sauvignon. There is depth to the nose indicating
there are reserves of complex aromas yet to develop and be exhibited in the wine.
The palate is substantial
with an intense and full flavour profile and ripe and fleshy sweet fruits fill the mid palate with long palate
extension driven by ripe and mature tannin. The mouth feel is robust but the tannins are smooth.
Both Margaret River and Mount Barker regions experienced an excellent 2012 vintage.
The Margaret River wine region started hot however the weather moderated just in time to become
quite mild for the remainder of the season allowing the grapes to remain on the vine to develop all the
desired flavour and aroma producing outstanding wines.
Mount Barker experienced above average winter and spring rainfall which allowed for strong vine
development. Followed by a warm, dry summer promoted perfect yield with even ripening and a
concentration of flavour
This is a strong wine with ripe tannin and strong fruit depth, indicating it will benefit from careful cellaring.
The expectation is that the wine would benefit from 10 years’ maturation.