Reserve Cabernet 2013

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Reserve Cabernet 2013



95 Points – James Halliday

Very deep colour and complex layers of spicy
Black fruits
With an intense finish
One for the cellar



The Cabernet Sauvignon for this wine is from a Lopresti family block known as the Green Shed, at the Aldinga end of McLaren Vale.

Vintage conditions in 2013 allowed for a gentle build-up of flavour and varietal character which allowed us to think that a Reserve wine from MV Cabernet could be a possibility. Fermented on skins and hand plunged for 7 days in open fermenters then pressed to tank, before being racked to new Radoux demi-puncheons (400 ltr) and Quintessence French oak (2yo).
The Malbec also comes from Lopresti vineyards, planted in 1994, always delivering beautiful colour, lifted blueberry flavour and full balanced tannins. Fermented in an open fermenter, then matured in Quintessence oak as above. The finished wine is a blend of 73% Cabernet and 27% Malbec. Bottled in last week of January 2015. Released March 2016
The Reserve will only be made in years when fruit quality is seen to be exceptional.