Youthful and classic cabernet aromas of chocolate mint, violets, briary hedgerow fruits with a touch of mocha and toasted oak spice.
A bag of bramble and briary fruits - red currants, mulberries, plums, blackberries and blueberries, all supple and rich. This ambling fruit richness is bridled by plentiful and fine fruit tannins, well assisted by the finest grained French oak.
Another challenging yet rewarding vintage for the premium, southern grape growing regions of Western Australia. Winter rainfall was close to the long term average. The growing and ripening seasons, while largely warm and dry were punctuated with rains and windy conditions that did affect set and subsequent yields in Cabernet Sauvignon. Warm, dry weather in late summer and early autumn delivered even ripening for the April harvest. The mild end to the season saw all varieties ripen perfectly with high natural acidity and fine fruit structure and silky tannins.
All the individual vineyard blocks that contribute to the Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon are vinified separately. After fermentation on skins the malolactic is conducted in tank prior to barrel maturation. Maturation occurs in our favourite French tonnellerie’s barriques for 18 months. The length of time in oak is important for the integration of the oak and fruit tannins in the wine. Bottling occurs in May of the second year, post the vintage and release is 12 months after bottling.
Deep ruby red.
Barbecued lamb and Manchego.