Dense, dark red with youthful purple hues.
Perfumed blackberry, sweet cassis and liquorice with hints of vanilla and
Medium bodied, yet rich and smooth, with dark cherry, blackcurrant and plum flavours, balanced by hints of milk chocolate and soft, fine tannins.
2019 was a hot, dry year which helped to produce Cabernet Sauvignon of exceptional concentration, but still with trademark cool climate perfume and aromatics. Grapes were picked earlier than previous years for this block to achieve a perfect balance of sugar, flavour and tannin.
The Cabernet fruit was picked from our Upton Run vineyard in early April. The juice was fermented in stainless steel to encourage primary fruity flavours and aromas and a specifically selected yeast was used to further promote varietal richness. The wine was matured using old and new French oak. We blended in a small portion of Merlot (7%) from our Billi’s vineyard to contribute ripe, juicy red berry flavours and fill out the mid palate.