This pinnacle release Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from the very finest fruit selection and is entirely estate grown and bottled on the Taylor family estate in the Clare Valley, South Australia.
At release, the wine immediately presents vivid ruby and crimson hues whilst its body is near enough to black.
The wine is perfumed with leaf and cassis bundled together with lovely depth. Whilst very savoury, the oak wafts through the background but never dominates and the vinous essence of the wine sits squarely in the centre.
On the palate the wine has tight and pronounced flavours of chocolate, red berries and black cherry skins with echoes of light tobacco and bramble on the finish. The tannins are fine and tight whilst the wine finishes on sandal-wood and cedar notes drifting over a core of blackcurrant, cherries and red apple skins.
In the Clare Valley, vintage 2009 was characterized by optimal growing conditions with warm days, cool nights and soil moisture levels at or near full capacity due to welcome rains in August 2008. Mild weather continued during December and January, gradually warming to a heat-wave. Strong canopies protected the fruit and mature leaves withstood the high temperatures. Fortunately, when the heat subsided the region entered a period of perfect ripening conditions once more and delivered exceptionally well balanced wines; showing rich, varietally pure fruit flavours.
Immediately approachable but will cellar well in ideal conditions for up to 20 years from vintage date.
Single: 750ml bottle, Case: 3 x 750ml bottle