The Cab 2018


Vintage 2018 Production - 840 bottles
Vine Age 29 years
Vineyards Old Benfield Block Martinborough Terrace
Elevage 12 months in 228L Burgundy barrels
Composition 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot
Alcohol 14.2%
Sulphite Content <10ppm

This is a unique perspective on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape grown in the dedicated vineyard that neighbors my own. The heat of the 2018 vintage suited the later ripening red varieties and this wine shows a richness and generosity seldom seen in Cabernet grown in this country. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with only no 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. This powerful young example will soften with age and appreciates time to breathe, decant if possible.

(I come in both green & clear glass)