Grand Gimblett Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Single vineyard, small production. The grapes were so spectacular we had to showcase them in this bespoke bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand picked and fermented in small open topped vats to make the best of the fruit. This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a fine back bone of tannins supported with opulent fruit.
“This classy, French oak-aged Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) is dark, mouthfilling and supple, with concentrated, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours and nutty, savoury notes adding complexity. One for the cellar” – Michael Cooper – 5 stars
“Medium deep crimson. Very attractive ripe dark cherry cassis mocha roasted chestnut aromas. Generously and chocolaty with voluminous dark cherry blackcurrant fruits, fine gravelly/velvety tannins, integrated mocha vanilla oak complexity and persistent mineral acidity. Finishes grippy firm with plentiful dark fruits. Very good” – Andrew Calliard – 96 points
“The bouquet is compact, tense, varietal and very enticing with aromas of blackberry and cigar tobacco, olive and black cherry, sweet vanilla and wood smoke, crushed roses and violets. The core is the fruits, the foundation the gravelly earthy woody combinations. On the palate – equally compact and youthful, tense and taut. Flavours of dark berries then lead, gun-powder, toasty barrel spices and its natural sweetness, stony earth and non fruits reflecting the nose. Firm tannins and plenty of acidity, power, length and appeal. Decant for service. best drinking from 2024 through 2034+” – Cameron Douglas – 96 Points