2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Product Description

92 Points Ray Jordan 2007. Mint and red berry fruit, with mocha cassis undertones.

Awards: 92 Points, Ray Jordan 2007; 89 Points and 4 Stars, 2008 James Halliday Wine Companion; 4 Stars, John Lewis, The Newcastle Herald; Bronze Medal, 2007 Royal Perth Wine Show; Bronze Medal, 2007 Royal Hobart Wine Show.
Region: 100% Five Ashes Vineyard Margaret River.
Colour: A pink red hue surrounds a deep red centre.
Bouquet: Mint, red berry fruit and freshly rubbed herbs, with mocha cassis undertones.
Palate: The palate shows elegance and restraint, opening with a sweet fleshy front-palate and finishing with tight knit fine rustic tannins. Maturation in tight grained French Oak barriques gives this Five Ashes terroir Cabernet a beautiful sweet flesh and structure. This wine is expected to age well in the bottle in the medium term, providing for improved mid-palate depth and softer tannins.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: 2005 was a mild dry year.
Vinification: Stainless steel static fermenters with majority left on skins [extended maceration] for 20-30 days post crush.
Cellaring Potential: Suggested Best 2008 to 2010; Suggested Maximum 2013.
Oak Treatment: Average of 16 months maturation in 45% new and 55% one year old French oak barriques.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with steak dishes or osso bucco.
Alcohol: 13.8%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 0.5
pH: 3.56
Acidity: 6.12
Harvest Date: April 2005
Bottling Date: Nov 2006