For all available back vintages of this wine please click here.
Perfume is the signature of this wine with lifted bramble, redcurrant and mixed berry fruits. Bright fruit flavours include cranberry, mulberries and blueberries. Fresh cut box hedge bringing a leafy lift and many tannins and clove spices dance with vibrant acidity and an elegant fruit drive. The Malbec brings an energy and bright crunch to the wine. The aromatics and accessible fruit palate make this a deliciously approachable Cabernet blend.
Hand harvested, transferred across a sorting table, destemmed and then crushed into the half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily with some extended time on skins to soften the Cabernet tannins. Maturation in French Bordeaux shaped barrels; only 5% new oak to enhance the juicy fruit palate and immediate enjoyment.
Varietals: 75% Cabernet, 25% Malbec.
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Vines: Fruit was sourced from the Agincourt block of Cabernet sauvignon planted in 1995 and Malbec planted in 1990. The Agincourt block is one of the more sheltered sites and this Cabernet clone is highly aromatic and lifted.
Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and made to be approachable when young but it will also continue to evolve for a further 5 years under suitable cellaring conditions.