Normans Holbrooks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Normans Holbrooks Road - Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Deep red purple colour. Lush and complex aromas of red berry work well with subtle notes of savoury pepper and oak. Rich opulent mouth filling palate carries flavours of red berries and some hints of varietal flavours of capsicum. Quite savoury with clean tannins and soft oak only just noticeable but providing further length to this fruit driven style of Cabernet Sauvignon.
The fruit was picked in the cool of night then fermented on skins in static potters and rotary fermenters for a period of seven days to retain as much of the luscious natural fruit flavour as possible. Warm temperatures at the early stages of fermentation along with three days of post ferment maceration helped develop soft fleshy fruit and tannins while helping build structure. Following the pressing process, clarification and final blending the fruit was matured with select parcels having contact with mature French oak.
Made to drink upon release whilst the fruit flavour is at its most fresh and vibrant but will reward cellaring over the medium term.
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon
Region South Australia
Winemaker John Harris
93 Points - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine