2017 Cabernet SauvignonCurator Wine
This 2017 Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was hand-picked and had a two-day cold soak then naturally fermented using indigenous yeasts. The ferment was hand plunged three times daily for approximately ten days. Then basket pressed and filled into French and two year old USA oak for three weeks barrel fermentation followed by 18 months maturation. Plenty of ripe blackberries, some raspberry and even violets, this perfumed wine has softly integrated oak and an elegant finish.
95 Points – Sam Kim February 2019 – A splendidly expressed Cabernet; the inviting bouquet shows dark fruit richness together with cocoa, cedar, dried herb and mixed spice nuances. The palate delivers wonderful weight and intensity, backed by fine texture and polished tannins. Generous, flavoursome and hugely appealing. At its best: now to 2027.
91 points – James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion