Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Trophy - Best Single Varietal Red Wine
Trophy - Best Red Wine in Show
Trophy - Champion Wine of Show
Yarra Valley Wine Show 2019
A wine with a very good track record, surpassing itself with this vintage. It's a classic medium-bodied, cool climate cabernet giving rise to many words adding up to the same thing: elegant and harmonious, long in the mouth, then cassis and fine tannins. Four trophies, including Best Wine of Show at the Yarra Valley Wine Show '19.
97 points, Wine Companion (October 2019)
A distinctly perfumed and aristocratic wine showing violets and dried herbs, blackcurrants and quality French oak. Line an length. Soft, just-ripe blue and purple fruits roll off a backbone of fine-grained tannins and oak. It unfurls with class and demand another sip. A beautiful glass of Claret.
96 points, The Real Review (January 2020)
Yarra ValleyThe Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.