Crawford River Cabernets 2017


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The Wine 

Juicy Mulberry and crunchy cherry are the frontrunners here, together with underlying cassia bark and spice.   Seamless integration of soft tannin and fruit, with a taut line of acidity pulling it all together beautifully.  While the underlying savoury elements typical of our vineyard shine, they are encased in a medium frame with ripe fruit underpinning the lingering palate. Absolutely delicious drinking. 

The Review 

“This wine was destemmed only into open fermenters and cold soaked for about 1 week.  Partially (there was more than 1 fermenter) inoculated with neutral PDM yeast and hand plunged throughout fermentation.  Pressed and racked to tank to undergo Malolactic fermentation prior to being barrelled to 100% French Oak, comprising less than 10% new oak.  It spent 12 months in this wood prior to blending to tank. Settling for 2 months and bottled in October 2018.  Not fined with any agent.  No added acid.  Filtered prior to bottling.” 

94Pts, Mike Bennie, Winefront