Jilyara Heath Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2022


The bullseye for cracking Cabernet in Margaret River is usually considered to be the subregion of Wilyabrup, home to the grapes used here. After time on skins, the juice went into a combination of new and older French oak barriques for a period of maturation of a year and a half. The colour is deep maroon, there are notes of plums, blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, graphite and dry herbs. More licorice appears on the palate wth ripe flavours throughout this fine Marg River Cab. The structure is fine, focused and lengthy, but also quite plush. There was more generosity on the palate than the nose led one to expect. Now for the next eight years. A very fine example of Margaret River Cabernet and excellent value as well.