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.
A dark garnet red with a vibrant vermilion hue.
Hints of wintergreen, dark cherry, black currants, dark plum, cassis, blueberries, mocha, cedar, cigar box and subtle choc mint.
The wine is rich, generous and multi-layered with understated elegance. Classic blackcurrant, dark cherry and varietal mint characters intertwine perfectly with the hallmark long, fine tannins on the palate. The finish is perfectly poised and boldly declares the stature of the wine; full of the potential for greatness.
The growing season in the lead up to vintage 2014 saw average autumn and winter rainfalls and temperatures. During the first week of December there was a cool change and some good rainfall whilst the remainder of the month and the first half of January were dry and warm. Harvest commenced early due to hot conditions through most of January and February. A big downpour of rain mid-February bought the hot conditions to an end and for the remainder of the month, conditions were mild with cooler than average temperatures. The mild conditions continued through March, allowing ideal tannin and flavour development to occur in the red varieties.
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