260 cases produced
Textbook, benchmark cabernet from Stephanie Toole, whose “attention to detail and refusal to cut corners”
(James Halliday) is very much evidenced here.
This low yielding vineyard is hand-picked within a very small ideal harvest window and gently plunged 3-4 times
a day like the shiraz but with 10-12 days on skins to help complex the tannins, followed by eighteen months
maturation in French barriques (thirty-five per cent new).
Refined, elegant and super-stylish. Limited release, single vineyard and organically grown.
Classic cabernet colour – deep and dark.
Also intense is the aroma: black currant, leaf and stylish oak. Concentrated black and red berry fruits are wrapped around vibrant tannins, and supported by really smart oak integration. A hedonistic wine with a generosity of fruit that belies great depth and length. Has a big future ahead yet drinks brilliantly now with a juicy beef steak.
Keep to 15 years if you wish.