2010 The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon
McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
The Story Behind The Name
The High Trellis vineyard was planted in the late 19th century and received its nickname because in the 1890’s its vines were the first at d’Arenberg to be trained above knee height. Over the past four decades, Cabernet Sauvignon from the High Trellis vineyard has been released under the d’Arenberg label to consistent critical acclaim. Indeed the first to be exhibited, won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy at the 1969 Melbourne Wine Show, something d’Arry Osborn constantly reminds his son and fourth generation winemaker, Chester Osborn.
The nose is fresh and lifted, full of violets and blackcurrants mixing with leafy aromatics and violets. The oak supplies a touch of cedar adding complexity with the typical soulful earthiness of d’Arenberg reds.
The palate is textured and lithe, coated by lacy tannins with a core of cassis, licorice and plum fruit mixed with earth, graphite and a mineral tail. It’s well weighted, fresh and balanced, inviting now or will reward the patient.
Like all d’Arenberg wines, decanting will help this wine show its best, it will age gracefully for up to ten years if cellared carefully.