|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|
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)