Cabernet Sauvignon on Gravel and Clay subsoil
This wine quite clearly showcases the hallmark features of orange peel, candied orange together with notes of dark berry fruits, cherry, cassis and eucalyptus. An elegant, powerful and tannic wine, and very long on the palate. The tannins are rich and smooth.
2020 is an early, demanding vintage, which afforded the teams little respite. This was a year defined by nerve-racking disease pressure and contrasting weather. Winter was mild and wet, fully replenishing water reserves in the soils, and followed by a particularly hot spring with plentiful rainfall. The conditions promoted vine growth, and coaxed budburst and flowering to arrive ten to fifteen days in advance, varying from parcel to parcel. The dry summer and lack of water set in later this year, and was also cooler than the norm. From mid-July onwards, the heat triggered perfect maturation in the grapes, while lack of water carries the promise of great complexity and generous tannins. This vintage is defined by the 10-day precociousness, small berries, high quality, tannic juices and terrific aromatic freshness.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Excellent depth of smoky currants, very ripe berries, black olives and licorice spices. Round,…
Excellent depth of smoky currants, very ripe berries, black olives and licorice spices. Round, fleshy and flavorful on the palate with chalky tannins developing and growing, leaving a nice grip at the end. Drinkable now, but better from 2024.
The final wine in the sextet is Cabernet Sauvignon on gravels over deeper clay, and it is…
The final wine in the sextet is Cabernet Sauvignon on gravels over deeper clay, and it is certainly distinct, starting off dense and withdrawn, opening up to reveal scents of smoked cherry and orange peel. Charming, fresh and bright on the palate, balancing intensity and a fresh purity, underpinned by a wonderful grip. Complete and convincing, very close in quality to the pure gravel cuvée.