Duluc 2018 375mL

12 x 375ml
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Winemakers Note

During the winter of 2017 and the spring of 2018 there was a lot of rainfall: resulting in the water table reaching a good level. This ensured that the soils in the vineyard provided perfect conditions for the development of vegetation. However, the same beneficial rain also brought with it a certain propensity for the development of mildew. Bud burst was rather late, but homogeneous. Spring was warm and flowering took place under good conditions. By mid-July things had changed substantially: summer was hot and very dry. 2018 proved to be amongst the earliest ripening vintages for years. Autumn too was hot and dry. The grapes reached perfect. Sugar levels were high, the juice concentrated, the grapes showed good IPT levels and the pips were ripe from an early stage. The Merlot grapes were of medium-size, but the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were very small, which made it possible to make wines with a superb density. Thanks to superb weather conditions they were able to take their time harvesting: starting on the 19th of September and finishing, still under exceptional weather conditions, with the last perfectly ripe plots, on the 10th of October. The even flowering meant that with vigilance and good control of any potential mildew problems, we were able to reach target volumes, with a great regularity throughout the whole of the vineyard - even in the very old parcels. The wine shows deep color. The nose is already expressive and complex, it develops over a ripe fruit, enhanced by fine spices. Pleasing fresh notes on the aeration give a beautiful dynamic to the whole. On the palate the attack is very round, typical of a year with beautiful maturity. Some discreet aging notes bring today spicy hints. The mouth is developing gently showing a nice acidity that supports a beautiful structure. The finale is very vivid and shows a pleasant fresh length. Halves and magnums are available on demand.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024

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