James Halliday | 95 points
Our newly released Ann’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 recently on pour at the Margaret River VIP Pavillon at Good Food Wine Show Perth. This wine is named in honour of my Mum, Ann. It is produced from our 1997 parcel of vines.
Stylistically we release our wines after they have had time to develop in the bottle, a French approach for releasing wines when they are ‘ready’.
| Appearance: Vivid garnet.
Nose: Intense with dark fruits coming through.
Palate: Rich, powerful dark fruits with soft smooth integrated tannins with good length and delicious layers of complexity. Exciting!Good winter rainfall and below average falls during the growing season with even and mild ripening conditions.
Vines are spur pruned and canopies are split up and down.
The fermentation was in a combination of open and closed static tanks and was completed in the tank before being pressed off skins at dryness after 12-18 days of skin contact. The wine was then matured for 18 months in French oak predominantly from the forests of Allier, Centre of France and Bertrange.
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