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