A complex and concentrated nose suggestive of blue fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla & a touch of cedar


An example of power with finesse showing concentrated fruit flavours, integrated oak & seamless tannins

Growing Conditions

2016 was a superb Cabernet year in Margaret River because of the warm, even conditions that suit the variety. A small rainfall event in January helped arrest rising sugar concentrations allowing tannin & flavour development to catch up & reach perfect equilibrium


A single vineyard wine from the 43-year old original plantings. Unirrigated to this day, the vineyard is sustainably farmed following organic principles. The fruit was hand-picked from 17th March & then between 2nd – 4th April at 13.0° to 14.0° Bé


Bottled 29th January 2018


The fruit was cold-soaked for four days which allowed a gentle extraction of colour, aroma & flavour pre-ferment; the cool temperature preventing the ferment from initiating. The fruit spent between 16-21 days on skins to extract colour, tannin & flavour, with the ferment taking place in hand-plunged open fermenters


Maturation in French barriques for 18 months, of which 50% were new


Brilliant deep garnet with purple hues

Food Pairing

Scotch fillet with mixed mushroom sauce