Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge: 90 Points
Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 Stars
The 2016 vintage shows classic dark berry fruit with a hint of dark chocolate and violets on the nose. On the palate it is well balanced with rich, soft tannins.
It can be enjoyed now but will keep for up to 10 years in good storage conditions.
In The Vineyard
An important part of the Villiera range - combines the natural elegance of Villiera soils with greater intensity from the soils of Devon Valley.
About The Harvest
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was picked at optimum ripeness, with half of the fruit coming from Devon Valley and the balance from Villiera.
In The Cellar
The grapes were fully crushed and fermented in pumpover fermenters at ± 25 ˚C. Full MLF occurred in tank before blending and racking to barrels. The wine was matured for a year in French oak barrels (including 25 % new) before final blending and bottling.