For over 20 years, the family behind this Cabernet Sauvignon have been growing grapes for Margaret River’s most esteemed names. It was only in recent years that they set out on their own. Enjoy the promise of a confident Cabernet crafted with skills honed over decades, made with hands trusted by the region’s greatest during one of the best vintages in living memory. You’ll save 42%.
The 2018 vintage proved consistently outstanding, a beacon against which future vintages will forever be judged. True to form, this Confidential is a classy and classic testament to the enormous strengths of 2018 in Margaret River. Generous, bright, balanced, and long, it’s a drinkable feast of blackcurrant, red cherry, cocoa, and mint, leading to a savoury finish that stretches on and on.
The Wilyabrup subregion where this wine was made enjoys an impressive prestige and pedigree within the Margaret River appellation, and enough adjectives have been thrown at the remarkable 2018 vintage to last a lifetime. Combined with the time-honoured expertise of its makers, the value offered by this Confidential Cabernet Sauvignon is simply phenomenal.
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.