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2015 Cuthbert Cabernet

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$43.00 inc GST

No man was more responsible for Cabernet's success at Kay Brothers than Cuthbert 'Cud' Kay. Named in his honour, this is our finest example of the variety.

 

Since Kay Brothers first planted grapes in the fertile soil of their Amery Vineyard back in 1892, Cabernet Sauvignon has never been far from their thoughts. Along with Shiraz, and Grenache, Cabernet was to make up a large portion of Kay Brothers vintage for the next century. Though often blended with Shiraz to produce full bodied Australian Claret for many years, Cabernet has long held its position as a wine of strength, power and balance.

Being born at Amery, and apart from service in the army during World War Two, Cuthbert Thornborough Kay - 'Cud' - devoted his life to producing rich, full bodied red wines, the style he always enjoyed.

Open fermented, Basket Pressed and aged in new French oak for 22 months it is only made in years deemed worthy to bear Cud's name and is the pinnacle expression of our single block. 

 

This McLaren Vale Cabernet combines rich, vibrant fruit with great structure and integrity and we feel is truly a wine worthy of honouring the legacy of Cuthbert 'Cud' Kay.

No man was more responsible for Cabernet's success at Kay Brothers than Cuthbert 'Cud' Kay. Named in his honour, this is our finest example of the variety.

 

Since Kay Brothers first planted grapes in the fertile soil of their Amery Vineyard back in 1892, Cabernet Sauvignon has never been far from their thoughts. Along with Shiraz, and Grenache, Cabernet was to make up a large portion of Kay Brothers vintage for the next century. Though often blended with Shiraz to produce full bodied Australian Claret for many years, Cabernet has long held its position as a wine of strength, power and balance.

Being born at Amery, and apart from service in the army during World War Two, Cuthbert Thornborough Kay - 'Cud' - devoted his life to producing rich, full bodied red wines, the style he always enjoyed.

Open fermented, Basket Pressed and aged in new French oak for 22 months it is only made in years deemed worthy to bear Cud's name and is the pinnacle expression of our single block. 

 

This McLaren Vale Cabernet combines rich, vibrant fruit with great structure and integrity and we feel is truly a wine worthy of honouring the legacy of Cuthbert 'Cud' Kay.

The 2015 vintage growing season began with an extremely dry and warm spring. Flowering conditions were excellent therefore optimising fruit set. Mild but dry conditions continued in early summer until mid-January, when we received 33 mm of much welcome rain. The rain freshened canopies and kick started veraison. The final ripening period was warm but with cool nights and no extended heat waves, full flavour ripeness and nice natural acidity levels were preserved.


The 2015 vintage Cuthbert Cabernet is the 6th release of this commemorative wine. 4.16 tonnes were hand harvested on the 3rd of March 2015. The grapes were traditionally processed using open fermention for 10 days on skins and then basket pressed in our 1928 press. The wine was matured for 22 months in French oak barriques. Bottled in February 2017.

Colour: Deep ruby.


Nose: Lovely aromas of mint, blackberry and a whiff of amaretti.


Palate: Soft and supple, gentle flavours of liquorice, mulberry, soy and dark chocolate. Supported by fine-grained chalky tannins that linger on the finish. A beautifully composed and varietal expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

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Products specifications
Vintage 2015
Wine Style Red
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol By Volume 14%
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