CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2020

$30.00

Vineyard

Landsdale Vineyard, Mount Barker WA, planted 1996 east-west facing rows, ironstone gravel/loam soils, pesticide, herbicide-free vineyard practices.

Winemaking

Machine harvested, 10 days on fermentation on skins in open fermenters with hand plunging twice daily during ferment, reduced to daily and then weekly until the tannins were supple and integrated, cultured natural yeast, tank pressed, 16 months in seasoned French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes

Dark purple and bright in colour, with classic cool mint and lifted cassis bouquet with warm, cedar oak aromas. A brooding palate of blackcurrant, plums, chocolate and mocha flavours jostle for position, while a generous fruit ball forms in the mid-palate. Quality oak and time ensure long, soft and integrated tannin structure, wrapped in firm acidity – giving this Cabernet enhanced texture and complexity.

Technical

Minimal filtration, vegan fined and minimal sulphur on bottling to keep the wine fresh and lively.

Pairing

Pair with slow-roasted lamb, BBQ’s and firm cheeses

Cellar Potential

10+ years

Winemaker

Andrew Vesey, Consultant; Clandestine Vineyards

Facility

Castelli Estate, Denmark WA

Vintner/Owners

Nick and Trudy Stacy

 

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Reviews

94 Points

/5

Ray Jordan - The West Australian

This is another using the wonderful fruit of McLaren Vale’s Blewitt Springs. The vineyard itself was planted back in 1923 so it also brings some old vine fruity to the table. Perfumed and seductive grenache with a brightness and lively expression that captures the essence of this variety. Old large French oak has allows the rose petal notes of the fruit to emerge.It’s medium bodied with chalky tannins shaping the long palate.
/5

Stuart Robinson - The Vinosomniac

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale; 95yo vines (at the time of this vintage) Blewitt fruit tends to convey a prettiness, no exception here. It’s certainly fragrant, bringing a red fruited presentation. The fruit carries through to the palate, veering towards a blue fruit note, adelicate pop of intensity that gently subsides across a length of finesse. The tannin is fine, of gentle extraction. The depth of flavour is quite something, yet without being too overt. A testament to the quality of the old vines.
/5

Tony Peters - @words_from_a_wine_glass

Very inviting and the ‘YUM’ factor is high with this @clandestinevineyards Grenache. Nicely played indeed! Link to more info is in my bio if you would like to know more. Cheers!!

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