2016 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
A relatively dry and cool autumn and winter was followed by above average temperatures with Coonawarra recording nine days exceeding 35˚C in December alone. Record low rainfall was seen across the region with annual average rainfall for Coonawarra down by 38%. As the year progressed a cooler ‘Indian Summer’ allowed for perfect ripening conditions for Vintage.
Single Vineyard selection from the Coonwarra region
18 months maturation in seasoned French Oak
Deep and dark brick red and black cherry hues
Alc/Vol: 14.6%, pH: 3.36%, Acidity: 6.83
Silky yet definitely Cabernet tannins. Sweet red fruits on the mid palate overwhelmed by mulberry and blackcurrant yet with a cleansing fresh finish. Oak? Yes perfectly poised.
Red berries, cigar box, Satsuma plum, perhaps a hint of Mulberry. Dried herb and subtle mint complexity giving background aromatic poise.
Sweet and Sour Pork