Extended (2 weeks) cold maceration post ferment. 21 months in oak, 100 days (exactly) in a 4,000L foudre. Close spaced (1.5m x 1.5m) plantings. The real deal. Such attention to detail makes this wine.
Real deal indeed. Lovely vibrant voilet/red colour and lighter than anything else in the lineup. Immediately more vibrant on the nose too, more composed if still carrying the pippy red fruit ripeness of the vintage. Dry and juicy with excellent grainy tannins make this a really attractive style. Excellent tannins. Long and poignant, with a whole other realm of balance and tannins compared to any other wine in this lineup. Should get even better with age too.
Author: Andrew Graham
Review Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Original article: http://www.ozwinereview.com/2011/08/cabernet-time-at-graham-house.html