WINEMAKER - Emma Walker
GRAPE VARIETY - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION - 100% Clare Valley
COLOUR - Deepest blood red
BOUQUET - Darkly inviting, the aromatics are rich and deep. The wine displays hints of Christmas cake and chocolate with lashes of blackberry and dark forest fruit. This is a refined yet brooding example of Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at it finest.
PALATE - Powerfully elegant – a hallmark of the finest Cabernet wines from the Clare Valley. This release carries amazing fruit weight and depth of character – like all of the best performers – balanced and complemented by judicious oak handling (French oak, 24 months, hogsheads). The tannin structure is deceptively ‘velvet’ in the mouth, the benefits of extended barrel maturation and careful oak selection showing in the nuanced nature of this wine.
GENERAL - Produced from the fruit of 60+ year old , low yielding non irrigated vines and crafted with an eye to the long game, winemaker Emma Walker has selected the best in the shed to produce this incredibly limited release.
Demonstrating the rewards of patience and belief – Cabernet Sauvignon, the king of wine-grapes, captured and presented as the perfect accompaniment to the BIG occasion.
SERVE WITH - Let this one breathe - especially in youth – to allow full expression. Cabernet Sauvignon is built for food – think charred lamb loin with minted peas or rare roast beef fillet and red wine jelly, but we also think it’s perfectly acceptable to sit back with a wedge of crumbly matured cheddar and some jatz while you replay a highlight reel of the 19-20 season for your mates in those pale blue shirts.
ALCOHOL - 14.9%
pH - 3.6
TA - 6.52