Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 SOLD OUT (2017 vintage release January 2020)

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 SOLD OUT (2017 vintage release January 2020)


Technical/Winemaking Notes:

Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon - Certified Organic. Houghtons clone (126 selection)
Harvest: Hand picked on 24 March 2016.
Fermentation/Oak: Crushed to open fermenters, pressed to tank after 17 days on skins post fermentation, then settled and transferred to barrels, MLF completed in barrel, 26 months barrel maturation in French oak barriques, with 30% new.
Bottling Date: 6 July 2018
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 176 dozen

Tasting Notes:
2016 was long and mild season with unusually heavy rain in mid-January. The resulting wines have remarkable intensity of flavour and good acid levels. This wine has aromas of red and blue berries, blackcurrants and chocolate with spicy and dusty overtones from the oak. The fruit carries through to a palate that is lush and textural with fantastic length and abundant fine-grained tannins. The French oak contributes some spicy and nutty notes and helps to define the concentrated fruit flavours. Cellaring: 10+ years.

Vintage Ratings/Awards

2014: 95 Points Ray Jordan

2013: 93 Points Ray Jordan

2011: 94 Points Ray Jordan; Highly Recommended – 2014 Decanter Panel Tasting Review of Coonawarra/Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

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