Beguiling red & black fruits garlanded with Mediterranean herbs, a touch of mocha & vanillin oak
Full-bodied, bold & muscular. Powerfully fleshy concentrated Cabernet fruit is corseted by chewy but ripe tannins & gossamer-like acidity. Formidable length
Good winter rainfall had prepared the vineyard for the season, & a dry, warm spring looked like vintage would be early, but December was cooler & a rain event in January & cool nighttime temperatures pushed the red harvest back & Cabernet in particular benefited from this with perfectly ripened tannins & an abundance of perfume
A single dry grown block at the top of the hill of the original Wilyabrup vineyard (Block 7) provides the fruit for this wine.
Bottled 29th January 2018
The blend is 100% hand-picked Cabernet Sauvignon which underwent a cold soak for five days at 8-10°C & was hand-plunged three times a day. After 18 days on skins, it was pressed at dryness. MLF took place in barrel.
The wine underwent maturation in French barriques for 18 months of which half were new.
Brilliant deep carmine red in appearance