Varietal Makeup: Merlot 52% Cabernet Sauvignon 48%
On release this blend has a deep red colour. Its initial aromas are black currant, red plum, fresh herbs, subtle hints of roast capsicum and cedar. The palate has a backbone of grainy fine tannins and good acidity. The wine clearly displays lashings of cedary, tobacco box oak. The wine has excellent persistence. The wine will reward carefull cellaring for at least 15 years.
The 2012 growing season with its mild conditions, moderate yields and no severe weather events provided excellent conditions for the growing of high quality High Eden Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The individual varietal blocks were harvested in late March and the grapes were manually sorted prior to crushing. Fermentation was carried out in 8T submerged cap fermenters. The wine was run off daily and returned to the fermenter for 14 days. The skins were then allowed to sit submerged for a further 5 weeks prior to pressing. Maturation was carried out in new French oak barriques for 18 months. Post maturation the blend individual parcels were blended to create this balanced, elegant wine.