Thompson Estate Four Chambers Cabernet Shiraz 2016
Colour:Medium red with a purple edge.
Nose: Red cherry, dark plums and a spicy edge lift from the glass while more delicate aromas of violets and white pepper together with subtle smoky/savoury notes add further layers of complexity.
Palate: Delicate red berry fruits fill the palate while ripe, elegant yet firm tannins add structure and texture. Red cherry flavours linger in the mouth giving length and purity while the spicy/savoury notes emanating from the oak displays finesse.
Winemaking: The fruit was gently machine harvested and processed into red fermenters then tenderly pumped over 3 times a day during fermentation to maximize colour extraction. Gentle handling of the fruit and wine ensures varietal character and freshness is maintained.
Vintage Notes: The 2015/16 season started with a very wet but mild Winter which led to a slightly earlier than usual budburst. Spring conditions were favourable and the Summer ripening period was mild with very few heatwave events. The canopies of the Cabernet vines were in excellent condition to allow fruit to ‘hang’ on the vines and develop ideal phenolic and flavour ripeness. Although mild, we experienced a perfect fruit ripening period resulting in a shorter than usual Vintage 2016.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz.
Made in Margaret River, Western Australia.
750ml Bottle Size