To Kalon 2012
About This Wine
Color: deep dark garnet with purple and geranium on the rim
On the nose: deep ripe fruit nose with blackberries, cedar and curry with hints of allspice and cumin
On the palate: structured entrance lingering on almond chocolate, silky cassis, violet, lavender and elderberry
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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.