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 had a wonderful life in premium French oak barrels, starting with eight weeks on skins post-fermentation. The heart and soul of The Legacy’s barrel program was maturation in Jean Louis Vicard barrels -a selection by the Cooperage of their finest 36-month-old barrels, fine-grained and lightly toasted. The wine enjoyed 36 months’ maturation in a cool, temperature-controlled cellar, allowing the oak to impart powerful savourycharacters and textural richness.
In the Clare Valley, rainfall was below average for the season, but it was not the amount that had the biggest impact; it was the timing. Mother Nature saw fit to dole out just the right amount of water at just the right time for maximum positive impact on the vine’s health and importantly, the quality of the fruit produced. In fact, this was just one of the factors at play when it comes to the vintage being lauded as one of the greats. Firstly, the vines were ‘stress free’ heading into the winter period, creating the potential for a superior crop. Secondly, conditions were ideal during flowering and then lastly, the threat of frost did not eventuate. All these conditions combined to create what called be described as ‘the perfect storm’ for an excellent vintage.
Up to 20 years from vintage. If enjoyed in its youth, decanting is recommended.
Single: 750ml bottle,