This Heirloom Vineyards Cabernet was produced from a remarkable Coonawarra Cabernet Vineyard whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch-by-bunch, naturally open fermented, basket pressed and stored in French oak barriques from bespoke coopers.
This wine is suitable for vegans.
Of all the recent releases from Heirloom Vineyards this was the standout and a classic cool climate cabernet sauvignon that brings together an impressive core of fruit supported by a significant but beautifully integrated structure. At the same time there is also youthful vitality which makes it delicious to drink right now.
Deeply coloured, the wine opens with precise just-ripe blackcurrant aromas plus Coonawarra chocmint and leafiness all wound up in a light blanket of sweet American oak which sits in good balance. The palate displays a tight core of dark fruits with bright acidity and elongated tannins helping to draw out a long and surprisingly elegant finish. If you are a Coonawarra fan, this is a wine to stock up on. ANGUS HUGHSON, WINEPILOT (August 2021)