Brooding and alluring, plum, blackberry, liquorice and spice entwine with a raft of dark, earthy notes.Learn More
A fruity, seductive style with rich, dark fruits, cassis and appealing herbal notes.
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.
Gold, China Wine Compeition, 2019
Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards, 2018
Gold, New Zealand International Wine Show, 2018
Winestate Wine of the Year Awards 2020 - Cabernet Sauvignon
4.5 Stars, Winestate McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Fleurieu & Surrounds Tasting
91, Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
91, Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine