The bouquet is a bright and lively representation of our classic house style – the southern
Margaret River perfume of red and blue fruits with a violet lift. Subtle mocha and a
sweetness from the vanillin oak complement the fruit aromas.
Medium bodied, with a fresh and vibrant palate. Raspberry, strawberry and vanilla coming
together as one, with a subtle freshly plucked mint character. Oak integration is seamless.
There is a sense of both elegance and power; the flavours deepen and spread across the
palate, freshened with balanced acidity, building to a fine and silky cabernet finish.
Reasonable winter rains led into favourable spring conditions with an absence of the violent
wet weather that can reduce fruitfulness. Summer was, again, long and mild, with very few
heat spikes and little rain. The marri trees had fantastic blossom (the best since 1994), that
lingered on and reduced bird pressure facilitating even ripening. As such, all grapes could be
picked with no disease and at perfect ripeness. Harvest timing was slightly earlier than
normal with all red fruit being harvested at optimum skin, seed and fruit ripeness.
All the individual vineyards that contribute to this Cabernet Sauvignon were vinified
separately. After fermentation on skins the malolactic fermentation was conducted both in
tank and in barrel prior to barrel maturation. Maturation occurred in our favourite French
tonnellerie’s barriques for 24 months (30% new oak). The length of time in oak is important
for the integration of the oak and fruit tannins in the wine.
Crimson red with purple hues
This is a light, fresh wine which will carry a lighter, fresher menu. Roast and marinated quail
with a warm spring vegetable salad.