Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
$62.004 Awards/Critics’ Notes
The fruit was sourced from some of the highest quality vineyards across Victoria to create a complex yet balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Individual parcels were matured in new and aged French oak barriques for 18 months before being blended to achieve concentrated fruit character and subtle tannins giving this wine sensational length and cellaring potential.
95 points Halliday Wine Companion
|Vineyard Region:||Victoria (Bendigo 52%, King Valley 28% ,Great Western 13% and Wrattonbully 7%)|
|Wine Analysis:||Alc/Vol: 14.5%|
|Colour:||The Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon is an inky dark purple colour.|
|Aroma:||It displays rich aromas of blackcurrant and dried herbs, while the French oak influence offers a gentle ‘cigar box lift’.|
|Palate:||On the palate the wine has powerful dark berry fruit, spice and hints of nutmeg driven by a warm vintage. It has persistent length and is well structured with ripe flavours and a seamless elegant finish.|
|Peak Drinking:||The Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon has already received two and a half years bottle age to soften and integrate its characters and will continue to improve over the next 6-8 years in the cellar.|
Recommended food pairings: This concentrated red wine would make a great partner to paprika scotch steaks medium rear with chimichurri dressing. It could also be enjoyed with a selection of aged cheddar cheese at the end of a meal.
Growing Conditions: The fruit was harvested in early March 2016 at a baumé level of 14.2 to 14.6.
Winemaker: Simon McMillan
Winemaking notes: The wine was destemmed and crushed to open top fermenters in the Kindergarten Winery. The wine spent 18 months in 42% new, and the balance older French oak barriques. A number of blending trials took place to produce a very intense and powerful wine from a low yielding vines. Vegan-friendly.
Critics’ tasting notes
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