2016 Basket Pressed Reynella Cabernet Sauvignon
Reynella has a long history of making outstanding wines from Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale under the Reynella Basket Pressed label. The 2016 continues this tradition from an outstanding vintage with had picked, berry sorted and open fermented small parcels that are basket pressed to the highest quality French oak. A combination of classic rich Cabernet fragrance coupled with a palate loaded with sweet fruit flesh & texture. Fine balanced tannins complete the picture and give the wine immediate appeal but will reward cellaring for many years.
Vintage 2016 proved to be quite unique with high quality fruit being delivered to the winery with well above average yields. Cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils. Closer to harvest bumper crops were aided into ripening by mild-summer temperatures and sporadic rain. Picking at optimum maturity has resulted in wines which display vibrant bright colours with ripe flavour profiles, rounded flavoursome palates and soft fine tannins
Fragrant McLaren Vale Cabernet with ripe plum, mulberry and licorice with tobacco leaf, sage & black olive adding interest to the bouquet.
Densely fruited palate with dark plum flesh, ripe mulberry & dark chocolate flooding the palate. Complexed by balanced cedary oak influence & coupled with fine grained tannins leads to a Cabernet with beautiful rich flesh with classic varietal structure and persistence on the palate.