2017 Passel Estate Lot 71 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River, Western Australia
Made from a single block of old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon and matured for 18 months in fine French oak barriques, 58% of which were new.
Tasting Notes: Bracing aromas of red currants, blue berries and violets to start, further opening with time to reveal tones of cassis and wet slate. The palate enters focused and seamless, laced with tensile black and blue fruit tannin and extreme poise and persistence. A dark and brooding power lurks beneath the tight knit lattice of fruit and oak tension only to be unleashed with time. This wine will continue to mature beautifully and can be cellared for 10+ years.
Winemaking notes: Fruit from a single block on the estate was harvested and berries crushed (just split). A regime of cool fermentation on skins for 14 days with multiple, yet gentle daily pump overs was employed in order to extract every morsel of luxury tannin and flavour from each berry. When peak concentration was achieved the wine was separated from the skins directly to a special selection of the finest French Oak barriques, 58% of which were new. The wine was matured in oak for 18 months, then a further 4 years in bottle before release.
- Region Margaret River, Western Australia
- Sub Region Margaret River, Western Australia
- Vintage 2017
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
- Volume 750ml