JH 89 points (2010)
Lifted blackcurrent and cassis aromas with hints of leaf and cedar.
Medium weight, distictive varietal fruit flavours with length, plumpness and integrated fine tannin.
Dry / Medium Bodied
2011 was a cool growing season with timely rainfall. Some lovely mild autumn weather has produced a mature and expressive Cabernet and Merlot blend at balanced alcohol and acidity levels.
Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our Dixons Creek Estate vineyard combined with complimentary parcels from select growers. Merlot is from our Tarrawarra vineyard. A combination of techniques are used to make this wine including longer maceration times and warm fermentation. The components are pressed, racked to barrel and matured separately until the final blend.
Alc/Vol: 13.0%pH: 3.59 TA: 5.8 g/L
Excellent current drinking and will soften and gain additional complexity over the next 3-5 years.