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 is a deep, dark garnet colour with a subtle purple hue to the edge.
Blackcurrants, dark plum, cassis, mocha, cedar, cigar box & subtle choc mint.
Well-balanced with rich black fruit characters, interweaving harmoniously with subtle coffee & chocolate. The wine has an understated authority, with layers of complexity building across the palate and finishing gracefully with long, fine tannins. It is a generous wine yet retains both poise & elegance.
Growing conditions leading up to vintage 2012 were relatively mild, with regular spring rains promoting excellent vine canopy growth. Budburst was earlier than average, and this early start flowed through until harvest time 1 to 2 weeks earlier than in a typical year. Harvest conditions were excellent with only one substantial rain event occurring during harvest. Whilst it happened after most white varieties were picked, it had a positive effect on the red varieties, appearing to freshen them up, particularly the dry-grown blocks. Ideal ripening and flavour development conditions then persisted to the end of the harvesting period. Overall, whilst yields were lower than average, the winemakers reported quality to be outstanding with intense colour and excellent flavour development.
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