After hand-picking, grapes were destemmed prior to fermentation in open top vessels and carefully managed through twice daily pump overs. After pressing, the wines were allowed to mature in a mix of new (30%) and seasoned French oak barriques prior to blending. Further time in bottle has allowed the wine to develop greater depth and complexity that will only continue as time goes on.
Perfumed and varietal with classic Cabernet aromas of cassis, dark-berried fruit and plum. Time in glass has afforded the wine further complexity with overtones of clove, anise and tobacco leaf that creates an intriguing array of aromas that carry well onto the palate. Wholesome and generous, this is a classic Eden Valley Cabernet with fine structural tannins driving a long and savoury finish.
“Concentrated and intense, this is saturated – positively dripping – with flavour. Blueberries, fresh soft licorice, poached raspberries and fennel flower compose the core, while exotic spice and resinous oak frame the picture. The carriage of flavour across the palate hints at the quality of fruit that goes into it. The memory of it lingers long after the wine is gone.”
94 Points. Erin Larkin, 2023 Wine Companion.