The Trueman has a nose of blackberries and chocolate with notes of rose petal and sage. A balanced palate with black plum notes and a fresh acidity is interlaced with velvety tannins.
The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is sourced from Hickinbotham’s 200 Block, 300 Block and 100 Block. Clusters are hand-picked, destemmed and gently crushed to open-top fermenters. Berries are cold-soaked and pumped over daily with a minimum of 18 days on skins. Post-fermentation, the must is basket pressed with light pressings added to free-run and hard pressings kept separate. Aged 15 months in fine-grain Bordeaux coopered barrels of which 75% are new.
"Intense aromas of ripe dark berries, purple olives, violets, intense cedary oak, forest wood, leather and tobacco. The palate is dense, concentrated and packed with dark-berry flavors. Bold tannin chew. Needs time for the oak and tannin to settle in."
94 points, JamesSuckling.com (May 2020)