Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Our Reserve Cabernet fruit is hand-harvested over several days in the cool of the morning from 42 year old, dry grown, Wilyabrup grapevines (planted 1976). Destemmed berries are cold soaked before temperature controlled fermentation in 4 tonne open vats, plunged gently five times a day. Post-fermentation the wine is matured in 100% premium French oak barriques for 24 months before blending. The Reserve Cabernet is crafted from barrels (40% new) exhibiting exceptional mature Wilyabrup Cabernet characters, bottled and aged in our underground climate controlled cellar for two years before release. The exceptional 2014 vintage shows vibrant redcurrant, blackberry and cassis characters with hints of cigar box and spice. A beautifully balanced, powerful expression of Wilyabrup Cabernet that will reward cellaring.