Museum & Rare
2009 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
94/100 James Halliday
Picked at optimum ripeness from ‘The Scholar’ vineyard, the fruit is then destemmed but not crushed. Cold macerated with a moderate ferment, yeasts are introduced to increase aromatics and texture. Following fermentation and extended maceration, the wine has been matured in new and old French oak barriques, increasing texture and producing an unmistakable Margaret River cabernet character.
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About this Wine
Single Vineyard wines epitomise the ultimate varietal expression of grapes grown on and selected from the most suitable rows of our family owned, mature and proven cool climate Western Australian vineyards. These wines are released only in years when we believe that this has been achieved.
Appellation: Margaret River, Western Australia
Varietal/Vineyards: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested: April 2009
Closure: Stelvin Lux+
Optimal Drinking: While delicious to drink young for its primary fruit characters, this wine will gain in complexity with cellaring for up to 5-10 years.
Season: Mild weather conditions prevailed throughout the growing season with good
rainfalls and no wind or hail damage. While the summer was warm, overall Margaret River experienced a moderate and consistent summer producing a trifecta of outstanding vintages.
Palate: Mulberries, cassis and plum with some secondary chocolate tones.
Food Ideas: Hearty beef casserole, beef stroganoff, or dukkah-crusted lamb cutlets.
Cheese Ideas: Mature hard cheeses such as cheddar, parmesan or romano.
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