Wines - 2016 BB Cabernet Sauvignon (last vintage)
“God made Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas the Devil
made Pinot Noir”… so said André Tchelistcheff, the
legendary figure of American winemaking. Old André
also said “ Appreciating old wine is like making love to
a very old lady. It is possible. It can even be enjoyable.
But it requires a bit of imagination”…. we like the cut of
Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon is all about voluptuous
black fruits, texture and bang for your buck while
remaining true to the integrity of its variety. It tends to
over deliver in both fruit intensity and enjoyment and
that is just the way we like it.
The nose here is redolent of blackberry and
blackcurrants along with macerated cherries, plum and
creme de cassis. The ripe, opulent fruit is underscored
by hints of deep baking spice, black licorice, earth, fruitcake,
violets, dark chocolate and wafts of subdued
Medium-bodied in the mouth, the 2016 vintage in the
Barossa bestowed on us a lovely, elegant fruit weight
and fine, ripe sandy tannins that gently tug at the
palate providing support and structure. Again, it’s all
about black fruits - blackberry, plum and cherry with
some lighter mulberry high-tones further in the
background. With plenty of spice, a suggestion of
tobacco and purple flowers and the gentlest seasoning
of French oak, it is a wine that provides oodles of
drinking enjoyment with a savoury edge that will
provide a winner in the food/wine marching stakes.
Something meaty and robust would be just perfect.
Cabernet Sauvignon was hand picked and
destemmed on 30th of March, and pressed
off on the 14th of April 2016
100% seasoned French Oak for 18 months,
then bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This wine is made in a vibrant style
expressing everything that is great about
Cabernet Sauvignon, varietalness and
herbaciousness at its best.
Bottled – 26th of September 2017
2081 Bottles produced
pH – 3.57
TA – 6.47
Alc – 13.2%
RRP - $28
Winemaker : Michael Papps
The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is on our YP Estate
situated at our Home, Tasting Room and Winery.This
vineyard was planted in 1982, on Ramsey rootstock
situated on the outskirts of Nuriootpa, in the valley,
known as the golden mile of beautiful soil,
rich alluvial soil winds its way down amongst the
Barossa Valley Way.
Rows planted East/West, this vineyard is ran on
organic processes, no pesticides, all mowed and
whipper sniped to manage weeds and aesthetics. This
vineyard has had no chemical interference since 2011,
hand pruned, hand picked and our sheep roam freely
through dormant months to enjoy the green feed and
keep it maintanence free.