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RegionHilltops, NSW
WinemakerAndrew Higgins
ColourVibrant red purple
AromaDistinctly varietal nose of vibrant blackberry and dark chocolate fruits, supported by judicious use of classy French oak.
PalateA classically structured, full bodied Cabernet, with silky cassis and dark chocolate fruit finishing with fine dry chamois tannins of tremendous length.
Growing ConditionsAn excellent vintage with warm days and cool nights which is utopia for growing winemaking grapes. However, spring frosts wiped out blocks on lower sites with poor cold air drainage. This resulted in a lower regional crush but quality was high due to only being from the most suitable sites. A hot and dry growing season resulted in balanced canopies with low yields and concentrated fruit. Some rainfall occurred during February & March which was a positive as it refreshed the vines and gave them sufficient water to get through to harvest with minimal stress. There was no disease pressure due to the great canopies and low yields.
Vinification/MaturationHarvested in the cool of the morning, then gently destemmed into open top fermenters. After a minimum maceration period of 14 days, the ferments are air bag pressed, settled and racked to oak for maturation. Oak used was a combination of French hogsheads (at 35% new), with the balance being 1 to 3 year old barrels. Maturation took place in barrels for 16 months with minimal rackings before being carefully blended, lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
Alcohol/Vol13.5%
pH3.5pH
Acidity (TA)6.7 g/L
Bottles per Case6
Last Tasted Date13-12-2016
Peak DrinkingReady for drinking now but will benefit from medium term cellaring to show full potential

With a philosophy to source top quality fruit from a single, meticulously managed vineyard, McWilliam’s Single Vineyard delivers distinctly elegant & balanced wines. The 2014 vintage of the McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon came from Block 19 & 20 of the vineyard tendered by our very own Chris Coddington. Chris believes that the gentle inland slopes of the Hilltops region is the best place in Australia to grow world class Cabernet.

“The Single Vineyard range is an exciting development for McWilliam’s winemaking. Being site specific they showcase individual quality and personality, delivering wines of nuance and detail. This enables our viticulture and winemaking teams to push the quality and learn more about the terroir of each vineyard.” Andrew Higgins – McWilliam’s Premium Winemaker

WINNER: TROPHY, JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2016 AUSTRALIAN CABERNET CHALLENGE – 97 POINTS

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 27 x 18 x 35 cm

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