Deep red with a vibrant purple, red rim.
Pure Margaret River Cabernet – ripe redcurrant with a touch of cassis and mulberry overlaid by leafy, violet aromas and dusty notes of cedar and savoury roasted spices.
The wine has remarkable mid-palate fruit flavor, length and structure that the finest Cabernet wines from Margaret River are renowned for.
Will continue to develop complexity for up to 15 years from vintage.
A prolonged cool and wet growing season meant the vines were lush and healthy heading into ripening. This resulted in later harvest dates, accentuated by the cool and wet ripening months; conditions not experienced in Western Australia for more than 10 years.
Handpicked exclusively from our Wilyabrup vineyards. Pre-ferment cold soak maceration for 5 days followed by simplistic winemaking to ensure the fruit sings. Cool, even 10-day ferment with no post-ferment extended maceration required for the 2017 wine. All pressings returned back into the free-run, due to the cooler vintage, then direct to 300L French Hogshead barrels (20% new, balance 1 and 2 year) for malolactic fermentation and maturation. Matured for 11 months to retain perfume and the structure.
- Alc Vol: 14%
Chargrilled hogget backstrap with mint sauce.
china wine & spirits awards 2020
halliday wine companion 2020
Matured 11 months in French hogsheads (20% new). The cooler year has birthed yet another cabernet of delicacy, length and finesse. Matt Byrne's Redbrook Reserve cabernet is worthy of the same praise heaped upon prior vintages. Succulent red fruits and densely packed flavour, held togethr with fine-knit tannins. Ready to drink now, but with a determined future in the cellar, too - this is what defines the wonder of great Margaret River cabernet.96
James Halliday - 96 Points