McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon
With a philosophy to source top quality fruit from a single, meticulously managed vineyard, McWilliam’s Single Vineyard delivers distinctly elegant & balanced wines. The 2014 vintage of the McWilliam’s Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon came from Block 19 & 20 of the vineyard tendered by our very own Chris Coddington. Chris believes that the gentle inland slopes of the Hilltops region is the best place in Australia to grow world class Cabernet.
“The Single Vineyard range is an exciting development for McWilliam’s winemaking. Being site specific they showcase individual quality and personality, delivering wines of nuance and detail. This enables our viticulture and winemaking teams to push the quality and learn more about the terroir of each vineyard.” Andrew Higgins – McWilliam’s Premium Winemaker.BUY NOWDOWNLOAD TASTING NOTES
Distinctly varietal nose of vibrant blackberry and dark chocolate fruits, supported by judicious use of classy French oak.
A classically structured, full bodied Cabernet, with silky cassis and dark chocolate fruit finishing with fine dry chamois tannins of tremendous length.
Trophy - overall winner and best of Hilltops region.
Destemmed, open-fermented, 14 days on skins, airbag-pressed, matured in French oak (35% new) for 16 months. Excellent crimson-purple; one of those rare full-bodied cabernets that calm the taster as it rests easily in the mouth, allowing the exploration of the blackcurrant and bay leaf fruit that is framed by ripe tannins and cedary oak. The keyword is balance.
It’s a superb cabernet. Brimful of fruit, smooth of texture, complex-enough, ripped with tannin, persistent. You can ask for little more from a young red. It tastes of blackcurrant, bay leaves, graphite and sweet woodsmoke. It has a trademark cabernet dustiness. It builds impressive volume but then wraps chains of tannin around its all. Creamy vanilla and gum leaf characters both make appearances, if fleeting. This is a wine of overt quality.