2016 McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

Price

$59 per bottle | $354 per case of six

Delivery

Fast, free Australia-wide delivery on all orders. Dispatched directly from our Adelaide warehouse.

Description

McLaren Vale certainly has a reputation for its world-renowned shiraz, while in its shadow of late, the other great Australian red variety, cabernet sauvignon, continues to perform at the top of its game. Over the years the region’s cabernet has been awarded several of the most esteemed trophies in the world of wine – and here you can see why. Organically sourced grapes illuminate every sip of this wine, gorgeous black fruits and blue berries driving the flavour wheel of this typically full-bodied, powerful and richly textured sensory delight. Aromatically it is true to variety, subtle mint, florals and herbals lifting out of the glass while earthier, mid-dark chocolate palate feels, emanating from maturation for 22 months in French oak, stay steadfast underneath. Cabernet’s rich tannins are recognised here, too, with deft winemaking styling the finish to be toned, modern, and graceful.  

Variety 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Organically Grown 

Region 

McLaren Vale, South Australia 

Technical Details 

Alcohol: 15.0% | pH: 3.69 | Acidity: 6.2 g/L

Maturation 

French Hogsheads for 22 months 

Vintage Description 

The 2016 vintage was heralded by many as ‘one of the greatest vintages in McLaren Vale’s history.’ Grapes were well balanced, with fantastic colour and flavour. Warm days and cool nights throughout vintage provided the ideal environment for the later parts of the ripening period for full flavour development. 2016 wines exhibit purity of fruit flavours with an elegant tannin.