VINTAGE:

  • 2014

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.

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ALC/VOL : 13.5  %
COLOUR : Vibrant red purple
WINEMAKER : Andrew Higgins

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION : Back strap of smoked venison with bubba ganoush and creamed spinach

PEAK DRINKING : Ready for drinking now but will benefit from medium term cellaring to show full potential

REGION

Hilltops, NSW

AROMA

Distinctly varietal nose of vibrant blackberry and dark chocolate fruits, supported by judicious use of classy French oak.

PALATE

A classically structured, full bodied Cabernet, with silky cassis and dark chocolate fruit finishing with fine dry chamois tannins of tremendous length.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS

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James Halliday Wine Companion Cabernet Challenge 2016

Trophy - overall winner and best of Hilltops region.

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James Halliday
Wine Companion 2018

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.