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Country of Origin: Australia
Region: Margaret River
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Rich and dark with a full flavour
Description: Rich dark cherry, juicy blackcurrant and blood plum, with earthy undertones, porcini, wild rocket and violets.
Tasting Notes: A plush full flavoured palate of concentrated blackcurrants and mulberries with a minerally spine. Richly textured and vibrant the palate fi nishes long with fine yet firm gravelly tannins.
Winemaking and Ageing: After hand harvesting and sorting, destemming and light crushing, individual vineyard batches were fermented on skins for 25-30 days. At the desired balance of fruit and tannin extraction, each batch was gently basket pressed, with harder pressings kept aside. The individual parcels were racked to oak following pressing for malolactic fermentation. Regular rackings over an 18 month period ensured the individual wines were at their best prior to blending. The wines were matured in selected Bordeaux coopered barriques of which 40% were new with the balance being one year old. The fi nal blend was completed in November 2008 and the wine was bottled the following month.
Food tips: Dry aged Angus rib eye with salsa verde and bone marrow.
Vintage Conditions: 2007 was one of the earliest recorded vintages in Margaret River. The season was marked by a warm, dry growing season and modest yields. Conditions such as this produce amongst the best examples of cabernet and cabernet merlot blends, much like the exceptional 1999 vintage in their opulence, varietal typicity and concentration.
Best Served at: Room temperature
Tasting Notes 2007