The nose is strikingly bright and fresh with ripe cherries, dark chocolate and potpourri lifted
with both brambley and nutmeg hints. The background expression of mocha and vanillin from
selected Tronçais French oak barrels integrates well with the rich fruit flavours.
Medium to full bodied in the mouth, with a persistence of flavour. This wine’s classic
powdery, brick dust tannins are seamless and upright, providing a silky, linear transition
from the front to the back of the palate, with a salivating finish. The balance of savoury and
sweetness of fruit and the suppleness of the tannins is integrated with sour cherry, earthy
forest floor, charcuterie meats and a spicy oak finish. Finely balanced and elegant with a
beautiful easy weight.
The warm spring and summer with no extremes in temperature meant that the canopies were
in incredibly good condition at harvest. The lead up to picking saw perfect days and nights
with no rain. An early red vintage saw the cabernet picked 7 – 10 days earlier than average
which resulted in rich, ripe wines showing classic Margaret River varietal character. The
resulting wines show an abundant array of varietal expression which is both complex, rich
The two blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon that make the Suckfizzle are hand-picked and vinified
separately. A portion of each block remains on skins for an extended maceration period with
the remaining portions pressed to tank. The malolactic fermentation occurs in tank and on
Maturation occurs in a selection of French tonnellerie’s barriques for 28 months. The length of
time in oak is extended to ensure full integration of the oak and fruit tannins in the wine.
Dark red with violet hues.
Moroccan slow cooked lamb with apricots, almonds and mint