Cherubino Pedestal Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River 2019
This is classic Cabernet: a nose showing Bordeaux-style cigar box aromas, along with leafy, blackcurrant nuances. On the palate it is smooth and velvety, elegant, richly styled but with lovely freshness. A full and long-lasting finish.
The vineyard was planted in 1998 in Margaret River with 1,666 vines per hectare onto their own rootstocks. The vineyard has a beautiful northern aspect maximising the sun's exposure and promoting the ripening potential and concentration of flavours in the grapes.
The fruit was hand-picked, sorted and crushed in static, stainless steel fermenters. Fermentation lasted for three weeks with a very gentle maceration. The time on the skins allowed for the softening of the tannins. The components were then aged for 10 months in a combination of new and one-to-two year old French oak barrels, prior to blending and bottling.
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“The 2018 vintage is without question one of the best and most classically styled vintages ever recorded in Margaret River and across greater Western Australia. It delivers tautly composed, powerful and refined structure in whites and reds. Both will be long-lived wines. The cabernet sauvignons are likely to peak in more than 20 years. But this is not to say the 2018 wines aren’t destined to deliver much pleasure in the interim. On the contrary, they will unfurl in layers over time and they are complex in their youth, to the point of being cryptic.”
“2018 is one of the best seasons I’ve seen in my career and cabernet sauvignon was just on another level,” It wasn’t too warm, wasn’t too cool, and it ran perfectly from bud burst to harvest, the wines are very hard to fault.”