The exceptional 2016 vintage conditions guaranteed slow ripening and distinctive varietal character. We selected the parcels of fruit from our “Orchard Block” which was planted in 1967 using the famous low yielding “Reynell Clone” of Cabernet Sauvignon and our 30-year-old “Pig and Pony” vineyard.
The wine exhibits a bouquet of lifted blackcurrant, violets and mint, with bramble notes and hints of cedar oak. With the palate showing intense briary blackberry, red currant and spicy black cherry flavours, with hints of quince, red capsicum and Kalamata olive. This powerful yet elegant wine is framed by balanced tannins and subtle oak, finishing with great length.
Appellation: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.6% Acid: 6.4 gr/litre PH: 3.60 Residual Sugar: 3.9 gr/litre
Maturation: 2 years in French & American Oak
Bottled: 26th October 2018
Cellar: Cellar up to 2025 under the right conditions.