2013 del Rios Cabernet Sauvignon
Perfectly ripened fruit with blackcurrant and black olive aromas. A long smooth palate with firm tannins.
95 Rating - James Halliday - An altogether serious cabernet, with blackcurrant, bay leaf, and firm (not dry) tannins on the long, stylish palate, oak the bouquet garni.
|Grape Varieties||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Vineyard||Mt Anakie, Geelong|
|Harvest date||28th March 2013|
|Details||Alcohol: 13.6% | pH 3.52 | Acidity: 6.4g/L|
|Cellaring potential||15+ years from vintage.
Wild yeast fermentation. Crushed to open fermenters with pump over until day 5, then 20 further days on skins.
Matured in 35% new French Oak and 65% 1-5-year-old French Oak, cross-flow filtered and bottled in August 2014.