Rosily Vineyards Margaret River Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Appearance: Clear, bright, deep red / purple with a crimson hue.

Nose: Strongly defined with flavours of dark fruits and mint with cedary oak notes.

Palate: Full-bodied wine with fruitcake, olive, black currant and spice characters. A dried herb finish is well supported by fine grainy tannins and oak.

Cellaring: This wine has the capacity to continue to develop 8 – 10 years from the release date (01/06/17)

VINEYARD NOTES

The total production of this wine represents 5% of the total Cabernet Sauvignon harvest from 2014. For us it is too simplistic to use the often used phrase “best barrel selection from the vintage” when trying to describe how this Reserve wine has been created. Rather, after 20 vintages we are starting to get a better understanding as to where the best fruit from our 3628 Cabernet Sauvignon vines consistently is sourced. We now understand that the leaner, gravelly soils at the highest elevation point of the vineyard produces fruit with extra varietal dimension and weight, which can handle further oak treatment.

PRODUCTION NOTES

Our first ever Reserve wine, with just 550 bottles produced

WINEMAKER NOTES

The fermentation with this wine follows traditional Bordeaux techniques using a combination of open fermenters for freshness and closed fermenters with extended skin contact for colour stability. The ferments were hand plunged to ensure only the softest tannins are extracted. The wine is unfined and essentially unfiltered only going through a coarse filter on the bottling line.

Technical Data

  • Region : Margaret River wineries ,

  • State : Western Australia,

  • Alcohol : 14,

Buy it Now

Ken Gargett

There is a level of oak in this wine which some may consider pushes the envelope a little, but it is integrating well and will surely continue to do so. Chocolate, cassis, black fruits and spices here. Silky tannins, well balanced, excellent length. An exemplary Cabernet. I think this is a stunner and worthy of a place in any cellar. Leaves plenty of wines twice the price in the dust. Score: 95/100 Best drinking: 15 years. Alc: 14%

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