The Cab

NZ$40.00


Vintage 2016  Production - 270 Bottles
Vine Age  27 years
Vineyards  Old Benfield Block Martinborough Terrace
Elevage  12 & 24 Months in French Oak
Composition  92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot
Alcohol  13%

 

Winemakers Note

This is a unique perspective on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in the dedicated vineyard that neighbours my own. It’s a blend of necessity from two extremely low cropping vintages 2015 & 2016. The later only providing enough fruit to fill half a barrel so we’ve held back some of the beautiful 2015 to fill a single barrel – the resulting wine is most pleasing with a generosity seldom seen in Cabernet grown in this country. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with only very low added sulphites.

 

Tasting Note

Aromas of Blackberry and Christmas spices continue onto the palate where a generous richness is countered by warm full tannins and lingering spice.