93% Cabernet, 7% Malbec, and shows typically intense and charming perfume as well as the effortless structure and beauty that the site offers. A unique wine that showcases the influence and power of Malbec even in the smallest amounts.
Cabernet with Malbec. These 2 have spent a long time trying to get together; unlikely bedfellows perhaps, blocked by the reliable and often uneventful Merlot, but they finally find their way back.
For all the hyperbole, this is a sensational wine, impossibly intense and saturated with flavour, and the volume is boosted in 2020. Decant it, because the frisky Malbec needs the oxygen to calm it down. It’ll live an age, though.
95 Points. Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion
Sourced from the Deep Woods home blocks on Commonage Road in the Yallingup Hills, this wine highlights the elegance and pure quality of mature Cabernet in the Yallingup Hills, lifted and nuanced by a block of younger, precocious and delicious Malbec.
The Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented solely in static fermenters where pump-overs and délestage were used to extract fine tannin and colour. Malbec was destemmed and transferred to an open-top fermenter where pump-overs and hand plunging were used. Primary fermentation occurred solely in tank before the wine was racked to 30% new oak French barriques for malolactic fermentation and aged for 18–20 months.
This wine is 93% Cabernet, 7% Malbec and shows typically intense and charming perfume as well as the effortless structure and beauty that the site offers. A unique wine that showcases the influence and power of Malbec even in the smallest amounts. Delicious young, yet will age gracefully.