From single block vines planted in 1982
James Halliday | 95 points
Gold Award | Scoop Tasting Winter 2014
Top Gold | Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2010
'One of Umamu's two gold-medal winners at the Scoop tasting was this sexy, supple number. There's a European-ness to this wine, but with an unmistakable Margaret River stamp. 2008 was a great vintage, and its fabulous to see what a bit of age does to these rich reds. Once ripe, the red fruit is more like potpourri, yet the Margs signature mint and olive savouriness, and oaky toastiness is still apparent. This beauty is ageing gracefully and slowly, still showing plenty of signs of youth. A fantastic splurge wine.' - Scoop Tasting Winter 2014
| Appearance: A deep purple garnet.
Nose: Intense with dark fruits coming through.
Palate: Medium body, juicy with generous fruit. Fine firm tannins with good length.
When a parcel of fruit in a particular vintage shines and really 'talks to us' about its potential, we must listen. This is our first release of a Cabernet Sauvignon produced from vines planted in 1982.
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 ten days of skin contact. The wine was then matured for 18 months in 50% new French oak predominantly from the forests of Allier, Centre of France and Bertrange.
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