Clarence Hill ‘Reserve’ Cabernet 2017


Halliday Five Star Winery

From a 40 year old vineyard in McLaren Flat we allowed full maturity then harvested to open fermenters for a long cool fermentation prior to maturation in a mixture of oak barrels of which 25% are new. After blending individually selected barrels this wine is bottled. We decided to use DIAM cork for this wine to allow wine development with a traditional, yet risk free experience.

Per Bottle 750 ml

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Product Description

Colour: Deep cherry red with purple and brick red hue.
Nose: Fresh and lifted with red currant and cassis augmented with nutty, slightly cigar-box like oak and light herbal, leafy lift.
Palate: Full and rich with fine grained new oak tannin and balanced acidity with a crunchy cassis nuance. Complex dry red notes backed by richness but needing some time to come together.
Potential: This vintage has produced wines that have potential. Sealed under DIAM cork. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: Cassoulet or confit duck. Roast lamb and potato with carrot.
Technical: Alcohol: 13.5% , pH 3.58, TA 6.2
Bottles produced: 2038
Vintage: The 2017 vintage was a classic cooler vintage for McLaren Vale with robust yet elegant characters.

Detailed Tasting Notes