2018 ‘Moates Lane’ Cabernet Sauvingon
“94 points + Special Value”
“Bright, full purple-crimson; tasted immediately post-bottling, and the tannins were exercising themselves. Once they’ve settled down – and they will in a year to so – this could be a special wine as abundant cassis takes centre stage.”
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion ’20
Dense plum red. Aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate with a light background of toasty menthol and sweet liquorice.
Clean full-bodied flavours of ripe forest berries and redcurrants supported by smooth, velvety tannins and cherry notes on the finish.
Harvested in the morning, the grapes were picked at optimal ripeness, crushed into stainless steel fermenters for MLF fermentation. The wine was matured with French Oak for 12 months. It was fined and filtered before being bottled.
Beef cannelloni or antipasto. Cool conditions in early spring enabled a subsequent long growing season. A warm dry summer subsided into ideal cooler autumn conditions prior to harvest.