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West Cape Howe Mount Barker Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (6 bottles)

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The 2018 ‘Book Ends’ has the berry fruit flavours so typical of Cabernet along with its great tannin structure. It has red berry fruits, ‘bramble’ berry and blackcurrant/cassis flavours along with a hint of earthiness; there’s also some light dusty characters from its period of oak maturation to add to its complexity. There’s a dark chocolate character (think 70%) and those drying, quite chewy tannins that contribute to its great persistence and palate length and will ensure it ages well.

Vintage Notes
Our best blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon are reserved for the ‘Book Ends’. Most is from the Karri Oak and Windy Hill vineyards in Mt Barker with just a touch of Frankland River Malbec (3%) added to the final blend. It was an excellent season, we enjoyed great conditions during the growing and ripening period and (unusually), also throughout the entire vintage! (it was certainly one of the most stress-free vintages our winemakers have ever experienced). The batches of fruit were all fermented separately with regular pump overs to maximise colour and flavour extraction. A portion was then left on skins post ferment before all being matured in French oak barriques, approx 30% new, for 18 months.

96 points - James Halliday
Matured for 18 months in French oak. The colour is deep, the bouquet eloquently pointing to the blackcurrant, savoury/foresty/bay leaf flavours that duly gather centre stage on the palate. The tannins, too, are exactly as needed for the coming decades. Drink to: 2040.

Region: Greath Southern, WA
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vintage: 2018

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