Cabernet Sauvignon 3L 2012
About This Wine
Color: deep purple with touches of mazarine
On the nose: violet, dark cherry, milk chocolate and cedar with touches of blueberry, cherry pie and dark maple syrup
On the palate: soft velvety entrance evolving on plums, blackberries and dark cherries with hints of star fruit and boysenberries
76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc
2012 proved to be a unique but outstanding vintage. This is not because of frost, heat or rain, but mainly due to bountiful harvest. The growing season was ideal with no frost, a mild spring, and a very temperate, long growing season. This allowed all varietals to ripen to their optimum condition with significant concentration and complexity. The biggest challenge was the management of the tannin structure of the very thick-skinned red vintage. This meant that winemakers who simply applied recipes had a challenging year as tannin levels were at twice the average level.