Pennant Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Review and Tasting Notes
Grapes from Block 12 of the 50-year-old Justin vineyard at Frankland River WA was hand-picked, the berries run down an individual berry sorting table into small vessels to macerate and ferment on skins for 4-6 weeks. Eighteen months in new and one-year-old tight-grained low toast French oak, before rigorous barrel selection to complete this final blend. Sometimes the most significant effort is required to strive for simplicity, with detailed attention in the vineyard. The most fabulous prize is when this is reflected in the bottle.
A bright, mid-weight, white peach-accented, gently oaked wine grown on selected sites across Australia’s highest performing Chardonnay region; Poised, classic blackcurrant, incredibly soft tannins with tremendous length.
Hand selected limited release with only 4 barrels produced
97 points James Halliday 2020
Awarded Best Value by Halliday wine companion 2020