Deep purple colour, nose shows the typical lead pencil, roasted oak and cassis flavours, well structured palate with good length. Long barrel ageing saw to well integration of fruit and oak, tannins more yielding than in some previous vintages.
Quite accessible, have potential to age for at least 10 years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
In The Vineyard
Vine range in age from 16 - 20 years.
Glenrosa soil on West facing slopes between 200m - 280 m above sea level.
Age of vines: Avg 19 years
Soil Types: Oakleaf & Escourt
Training method: 3-Wire vertical trellis
About The Harvest
The grapes were harvested on 9 March 2005
Grape analysis: Balling 26.0
In The Cellar
Fermented in closed stainless steel tank, NT50 yeast, fermented at 20° – 25° C, mixed by pumping over. 30 Months in 300 L barrels