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.
Rich and complex with understated elegance. Classic blackcurrant, dark cherry and mint characters intertwine perfectly with the hallmark long, fine tannins on the palate. There is a subtle, underlying smoky, charred oak character and a hint of roasted coffee grounds on the back palate. The finish is perfectly poised and boldly declares the stature of the wine; full of the potential for greatness.
In the Clare Valley, growing conditions leading up to vintage 2013 could best be described as benign, apart from a frost event of mid-October which impacted several blocks on our estate vineyards. There were few significant rainfall events over the growing period with the season being described overall as dry. The first week of December saw a 30mm down pour which was a season changer. Without the rain event, the overall yields from 2013 would have been very low. Harvest conditions were ideal with the first varieties picked in early February. Our winemakers report that quality is outstanding across all varieties, with excellent acid balance & flavour development displayed in the resultant wines.
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