2004 Cabernet Sauvignon

Product Description

Black pastille fruit and chocolate with a background of blackcurrant compote` and reshly rubbed herbs.

Awards: Bronze – Royal Melbourne.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River.
Colour: A light red hue surrounds a deep red centre.
Bouquet: Black pastille fruits and earthy chocolate dusted with cocoa, overlay blackcurrant compote` and freshly rubbed herbs. Blackcurrant should continue to build over the next couple of years as this Cabernet matures.
Palate: The palate shows excellent integration with focussed juicy front to mid-palate leading into a rich full bodied finish with fine chewy tannins. Over time the mid-palate will continue to build and tannins will further integrate.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm dry vintage akin to 1999 and 2001.
Vinification: Static stainless steel fermenters with 2 to 4 weeks extended maceration.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested best 2007 to 2010; Suggested maximum 2016.
Oak Treatment: 100% matured in French oak barriques- 30% new, and 70% one year old for an average of 20 months.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with top quality steak dishes or osso bucco.
Alcohol: 14.4%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
pH: 3.47
Acidity: 6.4 g/L
Harvest Date: April 2004
Bottling Date: March 2006