THE VISIONARY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
In 1969, after a considerable search, the Taylors family found a promising 178-hectare site by the Wakefield River in the Clare Valley. They were certain the soil – red brown loam over limestone (now called terra rossa) – would prove conducive to crafting wines of the highest quality. The contrast of warm days and cool nights in the Clare would be equally beneficial – helping the grapes ripen in the day, and allowing the vines to rest at night.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Very early in the vintage a series of exceptional vineyard blocks, Lodden, A70, A10, Oldlands, Angela and Wakefield, were earmarked by Adam Eggins and the Taylors viticultural team for their clear promise of delivering truly exceptional fruit that could fulfil Mitchell Taylor’s brief and that of his grandfather’s original vision. Fruit from each of these six exceptional vineyard blocks was carefully harvested at the point of optimal structure and flavour development between late February and the end of March 2010.TASTING NOTES
Perfumed and concentrated with great focus and balance between exuberant fresh vinosity and fine-grain oak that closes around the youthful bouquet.
Classic savory tannins and explosive core of generously proportioned cassis and dark fruits at its heart. Finely stated oak tannins and vinous richness intertwine perfectly and lead to a thoroughly satisfying, elegant and tightly-defined finish.