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2020 Hay Shed Hill Block 2 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Houghton clone cabernet sauvignon from the dry-grown Block 2. Matured for 18 months in French oak (40% new). 2019 was cool in Margaret River, and the wines are aromatic, nuanced and accessible right now. is is silky and ne, the fruit prioritised at every stage in the mouth. e tannins have been obliterated into the fruit; smashed to smithereens so ne as to be at one with the berries. Lovely, sumptuous, sleek cabernet. Erin Larkin Read more
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Erin Larkin - Halliday's Wine Companion

Houghton clone cabernet sauvignon from the dry-grown Block 2. Matured for 18 months in French oak (40% new). 2019 was cool in Margaret River, and the wines are aromatic, nuanced and accessible right now. is is silky and ne, the fruit prioritised at every stage in the mouth. e tannins have been obliterated into the fruit; smashed to smithereens so ne as to be at one with the berries. Lovely, sumptuous, sleek cabernet. Erin Larkin

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2024 Halliday Wine Companion

If the fabulous dark red hue or heady aromas don’t make your heart flutter, check your pulse. Or taste this excellent wine. Full of violets, blackcurrant pastilles, mulberries and nori with the cedary/menthol oak certainly a player, adding fragrance and more shape to the full-bodied palate. While the flavours are rich and intense, this is smooth and plush with finely apportioned tannins. Jane Faulkner Published 06 July 2023

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Tasting Notes

Ripe berry aromas of great intensity with underlying dusty and earthy characters. There is depth to the nose indicating there are reserves of complex aromas yet to develop. The palate is substantial with intense and fully ripe, fleshy sweet fruit filling the mid palate with great palate extension driven by the ripe and mature tannin. The mouthfeel is robust but the tannins are smooth. CELLARING: This is a strong wine with ripe tannin and strong fruit depth indicating it will benefit from careful cellaring. The expectation is that the wine would benefit from 10 years of maturation. TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Vintage: 2020 Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Alcohol: 14.0% Alc. Vol. Growing Region: Margaret River

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Winemakers Note

BLOCK 2 on the Hay Shed Hill vineyard was planted in 1975 to the Houghton clone of Cabernet Sauvignon. These old dry grown vines have sunk deep roots into the gravelly loam soil profile providing the nutrient basis they need. Block 2 has a steep northern facing aspect maximizing the sunlight interception by the vines providing ideal ripening conditions. 

COLOUR: Dense dark red to black colour of great intensity.

TASTING NOTES: Ripe berry aromas of great intensity with underlying dusty and earthy characters. There is depth to the nose indicating there are reserves of complex aromas yet to develop. The palate is substantial with intense and fully ripe, fleshy sweet fruit filling the mid palate with great palate extension driven by the ripe and mature tannin. The mouthfeel is robust but the tannins are smooth.

CELLARING: This is a strong wine with ripe tannin and strong fruit depth indicating it will benefit from careful cellaring. The expectation is that the wine would benefit from 10 years of maturation.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Vintage: 2020
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 100% 
Alcohol: 14.0% Alc. Vol.
Growing Region: Margaret River

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