Thompson Estate Range Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Deep crimson red with a slight purple edge.
Nose: A complex display of fine fruit and rich dark berry characters entice the senses, while more subtle aromas of violets, elegant oak spice and dried herbs display gracefully in the background.
Palate: Luscious, rich rounded mouth-watering flavours fill the palate upfront followed by a succulent, fleshy but firm tannin structure. This is complimented with a hint of toasty cinnamon and spicy oak on the mid palate. Red berry and juicy fruit flavours persist endlessly and effortlessly delivering an incredible sense of satisfaction.
Winemaking:The fruit was gently machine harvested and processed into red fermenters where they are tenderly pumped over three times a day during fermentation to maximize colour extraction. When fermentation was complete, the wine was left on skins for an additional 7 days to develop some extra complexity before being transferred to a selection of fine French barriques and matured for 18 months.
Vintage Notes: Excellent canopy health was the result of good finishing winter rains with moderate spring conditions. The summer ripening period was dry and warm with some above average temperature in late January prompting an early start to harvest. With cooling weather in early February, the fruit ripened slower to a more typical pattern resulting in a steady but long vintage. The fine weather continued through to mid-April when harvest completed for reds.
Cabernet Sauvignon 87%, Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 5% & Malbec 1%
Made in Margaret River, Western Australia.
750ml Bottle Size