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A fruity, seductive style with rich, dark fruits, cassis and appealing herbal notes.
Convincing crimson-purple colour. The bouquet displays red cherry, bay leaf, spices and a hint of black pepper. The palate is a enticing mix of capsicum, licorice, blackberry and mulberry. Tannins are fine and well integrated. A serious Cabernet for the price that can be enjoyed anytime with pleasure and confidence.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to old french oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, and there is no racking until final blending. This wine does not undertake fining or filtration prior to bottling.
This vineyard was planted in the 19th century, and received its nickname as it was the first in the region 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, and won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy at the 1969 Melbourne Wine Show.
91 Points, Winestate Cabernet & Bordeaux Challange 2022
90, Nick Stock, James Suckling Wine Ratings
91 Points, Winestate Magazine, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, KI, Fleurieu & Surrounds Wine Show