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Poacher's Ridge

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — Reserve

$60.00

Poacher's Ridge

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — Reserve

$60.00

Black Label, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKING

The fruit is hand-harvested from very low yielding vines. The grapes are crushed, de-stemmed and then pumped into 6 tonne overhead fermenters and inoculated with yeast immediately. The ferment is allowed to reach 30°C and pumped over with oxygen regularly during the peak of fermentation. This allows maximum extraction of the fine tannins, flavour and colour from the skins. Post-fermentation - the wine is run off into French Oak barrels, 60% being new, for 18 months’ maturation. The wine is then pumped into tank before being minimally fined (egg white) and filtered.

COLOUR

Deep ruby red colour.

AROMA

Very intense black fruits – blueberry and cassis with underlying spicy French oak of high quality.

PALATE

A dry, medium to full-bodied style with fine, and well-structured tannins that are harmoniously integrated with the French oak. Black fruit flavours of blueberry and cassis are pronounced and persistent. The wine has a sustained and balanced finish.

CELLARING

Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.

AWARDS

94pts — Halliday Wine Companion 2018

REVIEWS

“Hand-picked from low-yielding estate vines. Bright, full purple-crimson, it is a full-bodied cabernet with layers of cassis fruit, and forceful tannins needing to soften substantially. Rob Diletti is obviously confident they will do so, and he knows better than I do.” - Halliday Wine Companion 2019

 

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