Only 250 cases of Brash Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon are made each vintage. A ripe, elegant, and aromatic affair, this is a boutique-scale bottling expressing the best that Margaret River Cabernet has to offer. It is made under the guidance of noted winemaker Bruce Dukes.
A truly classical expression, this vibrant red is full to brimming with cherries, violet, blackberry, anise, and a lick of oak balanced by gorgeous acidity. Ripe and balanced, its perfect now or for ageing.
"Purple colour with lighter purple edges - vibrant. Classic aromatics of Ribena, cedary, dusty oak, licorice and a subtle, herbal leafiness - just lovely. It's ripe and balanced. The palate shows ripeness and poise. Blueberries and blackcurrants; tannins in check and acidity under-writing freshness. This is a sensational wine and exceptional value."
96 points, The Real Review (November 2019)
"Comes from a now mature vineyard in the northern part of Margaret River. This shows a vibrant brilliant colour from the first glance. The nose is all aromatic perfumed cherries and violet. The palate has a firm thread of tannin, but it is supple and smoothly integrated. Focused, long finish. A mighty tidy wine."
93 points, The West Australian Wine Guide 2020
Margaret River Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Single Vineyard Red
Gold Medal + 95 points - Class 2: 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge 2019
Gold Medal + 95 points
Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Medal + 96 points - Class 16: Dry Red - Cabernet Sauvignon
Estate-grown, 2.6t/acre, matured for 16 months in new and used French oak. Medium-bodied, elegant from start to the long finish and aftertaste.
94 points, Wine Companion (December 2019)
Rich and chocolaty, with a dusting of bay leaf and herb, wet cement and Play-Doh, blackcurrant and blackberry. It’s silky and fruit sweet, combining regional leafiness and ripeness to good effect. Tannin is dusty and dry, with sweetness of raspberry and spice on a solid finish. Good stuff. Not the deepest, but accessible and easy to enjoy.
91 points, The Wine Front (May 2020)
Ripe and velvety, with pristine layers of cassis and mulberry fruit, the 2017 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is an immensely appealing wine for drinking over the next 5-6 years (possibly longer). It's full-bodied and plush yet tightens up enough on the finish, where it adds a more savory note of something akin to graphite or pencil shavings.
92 points, Wine Advocate (January 2020)
Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler temperatures. This is entirely consistent with style; the wines from Willyabrup being more generous than the highly structured wines of the north and the elegant styles of the south. Margaret River is best known for high quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and top notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Over the years, the region has established an astonishing reputation illustrating a consistency in quality and a strongly focused winemaking culture.
Since 2000, Brash have been growing grapes across their 18 hectares of Yallingup vines, with the bulk going to a host of premium Margaret River producers. They grow 135 tonnes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Malbec annually. Most of the fruit goes to other premium Margaret River producers, with 10% of the yield going towards Brash VIneyard’s single vineyard cuvées. Co-owned by Chris and Anne Carter, Brian and Ann McGuinness, and Rik and Jenny Nitert, the wines themselves are made under the custodianship of Margaret River wine icon Bruce Dukes (of Domaine Naturaliste).