Lot 80 Cabernet Sauvignon
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2017 Lot 80 Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

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.

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Matching

This wine matches exceptionally to sumac crusted lamb shoulder but works with most meat dishes and firm ripe cheeses.

  • Vintage:2017
  • Varietal(s):Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alc / Vol:14.0%
  • Optimal Drinking:2019 to 2035

2017 Lot 80 Cabernet Sauvignon