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2016 'Votum' Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon
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Single vineyard in the Willunga foothills in the south of the McLaren Vale - 150m above sea level on deep alluvial stony clay loam.
A condensed vintage with full fat flavour! Déjà vu?! A warmer than usual spring and early summer led to quick healthy growth and a good fruit set. Together with a dry season, this led to an early start to vintage despite mild conditions and welcome rainfall in January. As a result, although harvest progressed quickly, phenology kept pace with sugar levels, leading to full flavoured wines with good acidity and ripe tannins. The hallmark of the vintage is its consistency across the board (reminiscent of 2012). A fantastic follow up to 2015. Same same but differ-ent!
Drink up, but also a 15-20 year proposition.