Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
An intense batch from our 15 year old Estate vines in the Wallcliffe Sub-Region, crafted by wine makers Clive Otto and Kate Morgan.The Vintage: 2012 Vintage will be remembered as almost perfect for the growing and production of premium Cabernet Sauvignon. The summer was long and warm and almost devoid of any rain events throughout the growing period. These conditions along with the demise of the local silver eyed bird (bush fires got them!) resulted in great yields of perfectly ripened Cabernet. Hand picked in early April, the fruit was de-stemmed and separated into open and static fermenters. The open ferment had an eight day period on skins whilst the static ferment was on skins for a total of 35 days. The fruit was pressed off and spent 18 months in a combination of new and used French oak, approximately 30% new. Cellar up to 10 years.
“ An elegant and deliberately understated wine, light to medium-bodied, smooth and supple; it has pure flavours of blackcurrant and redcurrant , the tannins fine and ripe, the oak subtle. Scores points for what it is not, as much as it is.” 94 points, James Halliday
“ Beautiful aromas of leafy blackcurrant cabernet. That's enticing enough yet it is the palate that really distinguishes this beautiful wine. Smooth and seamless integration of oak and tannin supporting the medium-bodies fruit through to a long finish. Most stylish wine.” 93 points, Ray Jordan
BRONZE Royal Queensland Show 2015
BRONZE Perth Royal Wine Show 2013
COMMENDED Decanter World Wine Awards 2014
$335 per case (12)