2018 Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

$26.00

Made from the original plantings in 1983 and 1986. Matured in French oak Barriques for 15 months this wine highlights Cabernet from the Great Southern off mature vines.

Tasting Notes

Made from the original plantings in 1983 and 1986. Matured in French oak Barriques for 17 months this wine highlights Cabernet from the Great Southern off mature vines

Colour: Deep red colour.

Bouquet: Rich and layered bouquet which shows blackberry and black current aromas, backed by hints of mint, tobacco leaf and cedary oak characters

Palate: The blackberry fruit characters fill the front palate, providing richness and generosity. The mid palate has depth and intensity with great balance between the fruit characters and a firm tannin structure. The subtle tobacco notes and cedary French oak are just perceivable, yet add layers to the palate and are integrated harmoniously. The finish is long and fine thanks to great balance between the tannin backbone and a fine acidity structure.

Food Accompaniment: An ideal accompaniment to red meats and hearty dishes. Will also go well with ripe cheeses at the end of a meal.

Cellaring Potential: Will continue to improve and develop complexity with age; cellar for 10 to 15 years.

 

95 Points “Refined, fine-boned, pretty cabernet, shaped by chalky tannins that linger and whip around the palate. The impact of oak is minimal, leaving ample room for cassis to fully unfurl and eddy about. Something utterly satisfying on the palate here. Power without weight. From talented hands comes this quietly elegant wine, grown in a tiny, beautiful little region. And the price: don’t start.” 2022 Wine Companion, Erin Larkin

Harvest Date: 19 April 2018
Bottling Date: 14 August 2019
Alc: 13%
pH: 3.60
T.A.: 6.5 g/L
Residual sugar: 0 g/L
Vegan friendly
Minimal sulphites used

Here’s a few older vintage tasting notes for those that have some of our wines in their cellars. These notes were written upon release of each of these wines.

2018 Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
95 Points, Wine Companion

2017 Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points, Wine Companion

Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Castle Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
$26.00