Sussex Squire – Samuel Block Cabernet Sauvignon – 2017

$35.00

Fruit sourced from a dry grown low-yielding vineyard in Armagh, Clare Valley. Fermented in 1.5t fermenters and lightly basket pressed and matured in French oak barrels for 15months. Intense dark fruit flavours of blackberry, cassis, spice and chocolate on the palate balanced with the fine oak and tannin finish.

Aged in 20% new and 80% old French Oak barrels for 12 months.

Intense dark fruit flavours of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, spice and chocolate on the palate with a soft lingering tannin to finish.

Food Match: Slow cooked Lamb Shoulder

CELLARING: Drink Now or Cellar 5-10+yrs

pH – 3.43

TA – 7.02

Alc – 14.5%

HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

Hand-picked, destemmed, 12 days on skins, lightly basket-pressed, matured in French oak (20% new), 210 dozen made. Continues the style and quality of the ’17 Sussex Squire wines, cassis in abundance, rare in the Clare Valley and closer to cool-grown cabernet. A striking wine in the context of the Clare Valley.

Drink by 2032

 

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Description

Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a small vineyard in the Armagh area of the Clare Valley. Hand-picked and then de-stemmed and pumped into 1.5 tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged daily and left on skins for 12 days and lightly basket pressed to control tannin. Unfiltered

Aged in 20% new and 80% old French Oak barrels for 12 months.

Intense dark fruit flavours of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, spice and chocolate on the palate with a soft lingering tannin to finish.

 

Food Match: Slow cooked Lamb Shoulder

CELLARING: Drink Now or Cellar 5-10+yrs

pH – 3.43

TA – 7.02

Alc – 14.5%

Awards

Halliday Wine Companion 2019

Hand-picked, destemmed, 12 days on skins, lightly basket-pressed, matured in French oak (20% new), 210 dozen made. Continues the style and quality of the ’17 Sussex Squire wines, cassis in abundance, rare in the Clare Valley and closer to cool-grown cabernet. A striking wine in the context of the Clare Valley.

Drink by 2032

 

 

 

AWARDS – 2016 Vintage

2 Trophies – Clare Valley Wine Show Oct 2017

Gold Medal – Clare Valley Wine Show Oct 2017

Silver Medal – Aust Small Winemakers Show Oct 2017

HALLIDAY – 93PTS

REVIEW – The Wine Front – Campbell Mattinson

Single vineyard. All French oak, 20% new. 150 dozen produced.

Quite captivating. It’s not so much the depth as the flavour profile. Boysenberry and sweet herbs, port wine jelly and toast. Mint. It’s a succulent cabernet, free flowing, a gentle breeze blowing through its hair. Drinkability factor is high. So too distinctiveness. 

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