Why's this wine for you?

We don't need to say much when it comes to Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River; its reputation precedes itself. Savvy wine-drinkers know Margaret River produces some of the best quality Cabernet money can buy.

Spoiled by superb vintage after vintage, it’s no wonder they want to keep their perfect Western Australia haven to themselves.

Higher Plane is sister winery to Juniper Estate and remains family owned since 1997. The 2017 release is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with a dash of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot following a tried and tested recipe of the ages. This is a memorable wine from a classic vintage.


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The Brief
Alcohol
14.0%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2017
Cellar to
2030
How's it taste?
There's a purity of varietal fruit here on the nose with black and red currants, raspberry, cherry and mulberry, backed up by oak matured characters of vanilla biscuit, coffee and cinnamon. The more you swirl the glass the more the wine offers. The palate displays the above fruit with lovely depth and length of flavour while those fine structured tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon which ensure long aging or pair perfectly with a juicy rib eye or lamb roast.
How was it made?
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Merlot (8%), Cabernet Franc (5%), Petit Verdot (2%)100% single vineyard. Fermented in closed tanks, pumped over and pressed after 10 to 14 days on skins. MLF in barrel. 15 Months in French oak barriques (20% new) followed by barrel selection and blending.Alc: 14.0% pH: 3.56 TA: 5.9g/L
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Expert Review
93 Points
Angus Hughson - Winepilot.com
Margaret River has, over the years, made a name for itself with its approachable style of cabernet sauvignon – pretty, leafy wines with fragrance and complexity. They are often crowd pleasers and easy drinking in style. This cabernet sauvignon from Higher Plane though is a little more classic and serious than most with cabernet’s firm backbone and ageing potential on display plus more than a nod to Bordeaux.It’s still looking quite bright and youthful for a four year old with dried herb and cedar aromas underpinned by leafy, blackberry fruits. The palate is then dry, and full-bodied with generous fruit that again shows youthful vitality. Black fruits are on display with a nice little touch of violets too, supported by long, sinewy tannins. It’s ready to go now but also has the stuffing to drink well for another five years at least.
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