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 deep red with some brick red development to the hue.
The wine has bold, lifted varietal aromas of cassis, mint, ripe black cherry, roast coffee beans and subtle aniseed. French oak maturation is evident with characters of cedar, nutmeg, cinnamon and cigar box adding to the wine’s overall allure.
The wine has a long and generous palate with concentrated varietal flavours of black cherry and cassis fruit characters throughout with well integrated fine grained French oak nuances of cedar and tobacco. The wine also has a savoury edge running throughout the palate. The finish is long and persistent which continues to tantalise the taste buds well after the wine is gone.
In the Clare Valley, the growing season in the lead up to vintage 2015 saw slightly higher than average amounts of rainfall initially and then very little fell, making it the driest ever August recorded at the estate. These conditions were conducive to frost and there were 14 events recorded. The first evidence of budburst appeared in the last week of August which is relatively normal. Rainfall for spring was well below average, with further frost events recorded during this time. Not only was the spring weather extremely dry, it was also warm and windy. These conditions led to higher evapotranspiration (water loss), and despite our significant irrigation effort during October and November, still had a detrimental impact on flowering with resultant bunch numbers down on average. December and January were relatively mild, with rain falling during the second week of January. The moisture was a welcome relief after such a dry spring and the white varieties on the estate responding well for both yield and quality.
Up to 20 years from vintage. If enjoyed in its youth, decanting is recommended.
Single: 750ml bottle,