Crafted to embody our founding vision, The Legacy is the result of experience, patience and a never ending pursuit of perfection. It is a tribute to our past and a treasure for the future.This extraordinary Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, is limited to only 1,080 bottles.?
A dark garnet red of medium intensity with some development to the hue.
A polished wonder of red berry fruit, spice, cedar and lifted tobacco. Overall, very complex with many interwoven elements and layers.
A textural expression of the blended varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon most evident showing the luscious cassis version of blackcurrant along with subtle, nutty notes. The savoury complexity delivered by quality French oak marries seamlessly with concentrated, yet delicately presented fruit to deliver a wine of both charm and substance. The wine concludes its perfectly poised journey across the palate with impeccable length and persistence.
The growing season leading up to vintage 2014 saw average autumn & winter rainfalls and average temperatures. Whilst rainfall for spring was below average, vine vigour was good due to the levels of subsurface moisture. In early December there was a cool change & 16mm of rain fell. The rest of Dec and first half of Jan were dry & warm with no heatwaves due to regular cool changes. From mid-Jan to mid-Feb, hot conditions prevailed and harvest commenced early. A big downpour of rain mid-Feb bought the hot conditions to an end, changing to mild and cool. These conditions retained acid levels and slowed sugar development, crucially allowing time for the flavours to develop. The mild conditions continued through March, allowing ideal tannin & flavour development in the resultant wines.
Up to 20 years from vintage. If enjoyed in its youth, decanting is recommended.
Single: 750ml bottle,