2008 Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Halliday 94/100

Color, nose and palate

A wine firmly in the ‘claret’ tradition. Picked quite early in the season to preserve the delicate fragrance of the cabernet grape. Released at 7 years of age the wine has a superb mature nose still showing some blackcurrant aromas but also cedary character of mature cabernet.
The palate has cabernet austerity, a fine dry palate and long lingering dry tannins. A wine to be enjoyed with food.

Food recommendation: Pairs well with grilled, roasted meat dishes, mushrooms or squash.

Cellaring potential: Will develop over 2 decades or more.

 

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Description

A welcome wet autumn and winter in 2007 was a great foundation for the spring/summer growing period. The fruit, although still extremely low yielding, enjoyed a relatively mild summer and was picked well before the notorious 2008 heat wave.

The Winemaking Fermented mostly in small open tanks with hand plunging with a significant portion given extended maceration on skins for 40 days. Aged in small French oak barrels for 24 months then bottled without filtration.

The Vineyards: Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard
Single Site planted 1982

Technical Data:​
Bottled January 2011
Total Acidity 6.5g/L
pH 3.4
Alcohol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 0.1g/L

Winemaker:​ Andrew Mitchell​​​ & Simon Pringle

Vineyards:​Single Site: Mitchell Sevenhill Vineyard planted 1982

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