50% New French Oak Varietal Composition
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot
A celebrated blend of kindred varieties, often referred to as a Bordeaux blend, here all sourced out of our beloved Bass Hill Vineyard in the southern corners of the Clare Valley region and selected for this elite blend when each has reached their optimal expression. All hand-picked, this is a rare and tiny production crafted without compromise.
Colour: Deep garnet
Aroma: Finely honed blackcurrant with a subtle background of mint
Palate: An intricate weave of these soul-mate, Bordeaux-origin varieties but with a genuine single, Clare Valley vineyard stamp. High-toned cabernet sauvignon edges forward at first with delicate layers of pepper and mint in behind, further aromatics and flavours following from the support team of varieties never veering from being juicy and eminently drinkable. Even and balanced tannins typical of the style provide line and length, while those vineyard and terroir characters of pepper and mint remain a constant reminder of its origins. Immensely enjoyable now, this will mature with great style for 10 plus years.
Harvested: 9/3/19 to 21/3/19
Closure: Screw cap