Vibrant inky dark red with purple hues.
The nose is redolent with rich plums, dark fruits and warm spices, layered and complex.
The palate is flush and generous and exhibits amazing length with detailed tannin structure. This super-fine structure frames mulberry and blackberry fruit that cascade across the palate with wonderful exuberance and persistence.
This wine may be enjoyed upon release or cellared until 2035.
2019 was a tricky but very rewarding vintage in Margaret River. A steady, mild season allowed for slow, measured flavour development that resulted in balanced natural acidity and lifted varietal fruit character, resulting in wines with incredible perfume, true elegance and real personality.
Sourced from the excellent and historic Abbey Vale Vineyard on Wildwood Rd. This amazing homage to single-site wines. This year’s wine is 90% Cabernet 10% malbec and all effortless structure and appeal. Wonderful rewarding wine that showcases the influence and the power of Malbec even in the smallest amounts.
The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented solely in static fermenters. Pump-overs and delestage were used to extract fine tannin and colour. The Malbec was destemmed and transferred to an open fermenter where pump-overs and hand plunging were used. Primary fermentation occurred solely in tank before being racked to 30% new oak French barriques for malolactic fermentation. The juice was pressed to older hogsheads and barriques before barrel ageing for 18-20 months.
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- pH: 3.54
- Acidity (TA): 6.15 g/L
Royal Queensland Wine Show 2021
The Alan Cook MBE Trophy Best Other Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdor or Blend of Show
Wine Show of Western Australia 2020
Halliday wine companion 2022
Context, as they say, is everything. Opened alongside the G5 cabernet from the Single Vineyard range. The points are the same, but for very different reasons. This is unbelievably delicious – the malbec adds a backdrop of salty pomegranate, raspberry and rhubarb to the chorus of cassis and exotic spice. This has a long cellaring potential, perhaps a touch behind the G5 cabernet from the same vintage, but boy oh boy ... this is going to give you pleasure, right now. Wow.97
This wine is bold and has great length and should cellar for 10 years. It has a little acidity but the blend of cabernet and malbec is excellent. Very dark red wine.
I’ve been hanging out for 12 months to get my hands on some more of this one. Drinking great now and hopefully even more so in a couple of years
Lovely wine, beautiful colour, will appreciate a bit more time to develop fully.