Altus/Rise Ascension Cabernet Sauvignon 2022


Margaret River Cabernet goes from strength to strength, this is yet another very fine example and one which is very good value. The fruit was destemmed and cold soaked with thrice daily pumpovers, it then spent fourteen to sixteen months in French oak barriques, 30% new. A deep blood red colour, there is good concentration here. The aromas include plums, cigar box notes, mulberries, spices, rose petals, chocolate and coffee grinds, with delightful cherry notes exploding on the palate. Oak is evident but well integrated and adds to the overall impression here. This is plush and generous on the palate with that concentration continuing right through to the finish. Good balance throughout, fine tannins and a lingering finish. Enjoy this cracking Marg River Cab over the next five to ten years.