Clarence Hill ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 x 6


Originally founded in 1990 and now part of Nick Haselgrove Wine’s stable, Clarence Hill today is known for making wines style and drinkability using our vineyards and our family of growers.
In a winemaker’s journey through the annual vintage, special parcels of fruit are identified—this wine uses two vineyards across the McLaren Vale district. Grapes are allowed to ripen fully before open fermentation with longer extraction.
Part of the wine is pressed a little early to allow partial barrel fermentation in new American oak barrels, predominately American oak (~90%) in this wine. Time in oak is around 22 months.
After blending and bottling and allowed to mature in bottle until release. This vintage is sealed with Stelvin LUX

Bottle size: 750 mL

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Product Description

Tasting Note – September, 2021
Colour: Deep cherry magneta with purple hue.
Nose: Red currant, blueberry, light herb and cassis augmented with cigarbox like.
Palate: Rich and fleshy palate with fine grained robust tannin and balanced acidity with a crunchy cassis & leafy nuance.
Potential: This vintage has produced wines that have long term cellaring potential. Ideally decant on opening and allow to breathe for a hour or two.
Foods: Confit duck. Pot sticker prawn dumplings for something different.
Technical: Alcohol: 14.6% , pH 3.39, TA 6.5
Bottles produced: 3468
Vintage: The 2019 vintage was a hot, dry vintage but produced robust wines with lots of tannin structure.
Winemaking by Nick Haselgrove

Detailed Tasting Notes