Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
OVERVIEW The Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon represents a blend of tradition and innovation. The Irish whiskey barrels used for finishing the wine add complexity while allowing the premium Coonawarra fruit to shine.
COLOUR Deep Crimson red with purple highlights.
AROMA Dark fruits with vanilla, caramel and smoky tabacoo.
TASTE Blackberry and blackcurrant, with notes of biscotti and nougat, as well as roasted nuts. Fine tannins provide texture and structure.
ENJOY WITH Roasted lamb with smoky chargrilled eggplant.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS 2016 was an early vintage for the Coonawarra, but the warm conditions meant that the Cabernet Sauvingnon ripened to its full potential. The grapes benefited from the very dry conditions, and the fruit showcases concentrated dark fruit flavours and aromas as well as excellent tannins.
WINEMAKING This wine is finished, after blending, in old Irish whiskey barrels that are made from American white oak. These barrels complement and enhance the elegance and power of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.