2012 Nashwauk Cabernet Sauvignon
Nashwauk vineyard overlooks the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula & the township of McLaren Vale. The vineyard takes its name from a ship, the Nashwauk, which was wrecked off the nearby coast on May 13th 1855.
The close proximity of the Nashwauk vineyard to the Gulf of St Vincent and the resultant cooling afternoon sea breezes means this variety enjoys relatively even ripening conditions and facilitates the development of optimum levels of flavour, colour and tannin.
McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon offers elegant, medium bodied, perfumed wines. This 2012 Cabernet is a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth or cellar for 5-8 years.
Classic Cabernet leafiness on the nose. Chocolate mint and hints of dark red berries.
The palate offers raspberry and blackberry characters with fine tannings and a long finish.
The Cabernet Sauvignon at Nashwauk is 32 years old and is planted on the contours of a south facing hill. The fruit was harvested (hand-picked) on the 22nd February 2012. The wine has spent 10 days on skin and was then matured for 24 months in 30% new French oak barrels with the balance in 2 & 3 year old oak. No fining or filtration.
Estate Grown. 680 6 packs produced only.