2006 was a very balanced growing season, which allowed the fruit to ripen evenly and infuse rich flavours into the wine. The grapes were harvested at the optimum time to deliver the intensity of the fruit and varietal characteristics of Langhorne Creek Cabernets.
This wine was made as a small batch (10 tonne) with a reasonably warm ferment over 7 days, before being pressed off skins into a combination of 60% new French Oak and 40% 1-2 year old French Oak Barrels. This wine remained in oak for 12 months maturation, gaining the layered complexity now evident in the finished wine.
The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon picked at the height of the fruit ripeness shows a vibrant crimson hue, while exuding rich pleasant fruit aromas.
The palate is assuaged by the black currant and cherry qualities which have been integrated with fine vanillin oak to provide well rounded flavours.
Trophy Wine of the Year Cabernet Sauvignon Winestate
Trophy Fleurieu Peninsula Dry Red Wine – Any Style Gold Medal McLaren Vale Show 2007
Silver Medal Rutherglen Wine Show 2007
Bronze Medal Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2007
Bronze Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2007
94 points Selected in Top 100 Wines in Advertiser November 2009
James Halliday 92 points
Bottling Date : May 2007 Harvest Date: March 2006 14 % ALC/VOL pH 3.57