Hewitson The Dorrien Bank Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa Valley 2022


After a boundary realignment with a neighbour in 2019, Hewitson acquired 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon. Planted in 1996 in the sub-region of Dorrien on the left bank of the Para River that runs through the Barossa, it was re-worked over 3 years ‘from head to toe.’ Winemaking sees 10% whole bunch in the ferment and held on skins for 3 weeks with 18 months maturation in new and used French oak barriques. Opens with dark chocolate coating blackcurrant, raspberry and cassis aromas. Spearmint highlight over tobacco pouch and rain drenched eucalypts. Oak presents a touch of spice, cedar and vanilla. The medium body offers plenty of red fruit fleshiness with just-picked blackberry freshness and lift, supported by black olive savouriness. Tannins are ripe and supple, the oak giving a kiss of spice through a tail focused and long.