Normans 1853 Museum Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Normans 1853 Museum Release - Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Crimson red in colour with darker core. A delicious mix of aromas including cherries, dark chocolate, ripe cassis and hints of leather.
A finely structured wine although it has great generosity and still has quite rounded juicy fruit flavours with hints of cinnamon and chocolate nuances. The palate shows elegance and length with obvious flavours of ripe currants and berries textured with hints of fine, spicy tannins. There is a lot of complexity in flavours and mid palate richness shines bright in this wine of obvious finesse and length.
The grapes were hand picked in small parcels and kept separate to ensure the best possible flavours were extracted from each parcel. The grapes were fermented in small open top fermenters and hand plunged daily. Once pressed the individual batches were left to mature in a combination of old and new French and American oak hogsheads and barriques. The best parcel was isolated from the rest of the blend for our Chais Clarendon release to be used for our Museum Release Series and spent up to 4 years in barrel before being bottled and aged further before release.
This wine will be drinking beautifully now but may also be cellared for years to come.
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Region McLaren Vale
Winemaker John Harris