2018 Hazels Cabernet Sauvignon

A purist’s Cabernet; unfined and unfiltered, this is an elegant expression of Hazel’s Vineyard with harmony, balance and integrity.

100% Hazel’s Vineyard - biodynamically farmed and our southernmost vineyard characterised by a cooling Southern Ocean influence, a northerly aspect and plenty of sunshine.

100% Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Margaret River

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Cabernet Sauvignon
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The Wine Front
The Real Review
Halliday Wine Companion
James Suckling
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A season combining fragrance and power. Vibrant aromas of cassis, cherry confection, violets and cedar are complemented by bayleaf, tobacco and gravel dust undertones. The velvety palate has flesh and refinement, revealing earth, dark cocoa and graphite well supported by a framework of firm but fine tannins. A benchmark example of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.
100% Hazel’s Vineyard. Our southernmost vineyard which is more inland than our Burnside and Calgardup vineyards. Hazel’s combines cooling Southern Ocean influences with a northerly
Wine Making
This parcel of fruit is sourced from a tiny, gravelly block at Hazel’s Vineyard. To retain berry integrity the fruit was picked and gently transferred by gravity into vertical 4 tonnes stone open fermenters. Extraction was soft and fermentation carried out by the native yeast specific of this vineyard. After three weeks on skins the wine was softly pressed to French oak barriques, 40% of which were new. The wine was then matured in our cool underground cellars for 18 months.
Vintage Report
Preceded by perfect growing conditions in Spring, the 2018 vintage in Margaret River was one of the most classical in recent memory. 20mm of rain at the end of January was well received by our dry grown vineyards. Warm days and cool nights resulted in amazing fruit purity and flavour with balanced acid in our whites. Temperatures warmed up towards the end of March, accelerating the ripening of our reds, giving us incredible flavour concentration with optimal acid and tannin levels. The exceptional quality of our fruit resulting from this vintage has been perfectly reflected in our 2018 wines.