This luxurious wine has layers of dark fruit intermingled with rich whisky barrel notes. Aromas and flavours of rich caramel, vanilla, smokey oak, cedar, forest floor, cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. With full, firm tannins and a long finish. This wine is tasting beautifully, powerfully, now - we suggest decanting if you can. The 2018 vintage will continue to evolve well in your cellar through to 2028.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Styles: 25% Appassimento
750ml Bottle & 15.8%% alc./vol
The 2018 vintage benefited from a very hot summer, leading to ripe fruit with complex flavours. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested late October, with a portion (25%) set aside to dry for 104 days in the traditional Appassimento method. The wine was fermented and aged for 12 months in American oak barrels, then transferred to Pike Creek whisky barrels for an additional 5 months.
Enjoy this bold red wine alongside dishes such as or including; aged and blue cheese with charcuterie, BBQ short ribs, prime rib roast, blackened tuna steaks, sweet potato mash, smoked beef brisket, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, pasta Bolognese, and dark chocolate desserts.
90 points - David Lawrason, WineAlign