A fruit box of lifted aromas competes for your attention at ﬁrst. Black cherry, quince paste and dark chocolate combine for a seductive bouquet. Delving deeper, sweet watermelon and liquorice are revealed.
This ﬂirty fruit-driven number is framed by super-ﬁne tannin and Japanese plum acidity and is gauranteed to leave a lasting impression.
The Hazel’s Vineyard is in the southern part of the Margaret River region. These Cabernet Sauvignon vines grow on coarse lateritic soils with a northerly aspect.
A wild and wet spring resulted in lower yields across all white varieties due to the unsettling effect of wind and rain on the delicate ﬂowering period. Rainfall through December resulted in moderate temperatures and supplied moisture to the soil ensuring sound ripening conditions. A heatwave in early February brought sugar development forward however grape acids held well and resulted in a sound and early white harvest. As unnerving as some of these rain events were rewards of full tannin ripeness and ﬂavoursome wines were the results of patience in what was a drawn out season. Another stellar Margaret River vintage.