2017 Lot 80 Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 vintage in Margaret River has proven to be exceptional in fact It was simply perfect; cool crisp mornings and evenings with beautiful warm and sunny days; not too hot, textbook conditions for great ripening especially for the key Margaret River variety Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 vintage may well prove to be a classic Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon year, a year like 1994 with great flavours and mature tannin at lower alcohol levels.
The fruit was hand picked and sorted, and then crushed into open vats for a cool, extended ferment, which lasted up to 3 weeks. During this period each parcel of fruit was pumped over and hand plunged to extract colour, fine tannin and varietal complexity. The wine was then matured for 14 months in a range of French oak barriques before blending by barrel selection.
Crimson in colour; the wine exhibits a strong mix of red currants, blackcurrant jubes, bay and light cedar.
The palate is silky and velveteen. Forest fruits front a polished palate with hints of chocolate, spice and soft fine tannins.
This wine matches exceptionally to sumac crusted lamb shoulder but works with most meat dishes and firm ripe cheeses.
- Varietal(s):Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alc / Vol:14.0%
- Optimal Drinking:2019 to 2035