Brown Hill Ivanhoe Cabernet Reserve 2020

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A varietal Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, from a superb vintage – what more could you wish for? The fruit is sourced from various blocks from a single site vineyard. The grapes go over the sorting table and then to fermentation tanks for 18 days on skins. Following fermentation, the wine is pressed to a selection of French Bordeaux barriques, where it spends a year and a half maturing.  Dark maroon in colour, this is all about coiled power. We have notes of leather, aniseed, blackberries, some earth, tobacco leaves and bitter chocolate. The culminates in delightfully silky tannins, a fine line of acidity, good length and impressive balance; this is a very fine Marg River Cab. A focused wine with good structure, this would be better left for a year or two before opened, and then drunk over the next six to eight years, longer from a good cellar.

Variety: Other, Specialty