Brilliant mid to deep ruby, the rim paling and showing a garnet tinge. A Cabernet that shows all the textbook ripe-berry qualities: blackberry bramble fruit characters are fleshed out with mulberry, but elegant restraint is present with tapered mineral tones. The oak is scented rather than sweet, showing cedar and sandalwood, and although still immature, aromas suggest pencil lead and tobacco leaf. The palate is packed with cassis fruit, mineral flintiness and top-quality wood.
In The Cellar
Made in stainless steel fermenters. Continuous pumpovers done during peak fermentation. Two sets of new barrels used for wood maturation. First set for 18 months with one racking after 9 months. Last set for 15 months.