2016 DJ Reserve Cabernet

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DJ is a man of few words; as straight up and down as the prized rows of vines he cares for. His passion for grape growing is only exceeded by his passion for his family and sport (especially sport!). This reserve Cabernet is a deserving testament to him; to his passion, his grit, his down-right stubbornness, and his relentless efforts to grow the best fruit possible.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Sweet vanillan, char, mulberry jelly and choc mint biscuits.
PALATE
Pop a lamb roast in the oven quick! Plenty of chewy tannin, mint jelly, gravy, black currant, anise, cherry berry and dusty tannins to round out the palate. Chocolate and toasty, plenty of structure and aging potential for those who have the patience to wait.
WINE & VINTAGE

The 2016 vintage was a low-cropping one, and this resulted in exceptional intensity of flavour, and a spectacular follow up to the
2015 vintage. The ‘Old Block’ Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on the 13th of March 2016.

HISTORY

This is the eighth release of the DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
DJ is a man of few words; as straight up and down as the prized rows of vines he cares for. His passion for grapegrowing is
only exceeded by his passion for his family and sport (especially sport!). This reserve Cabernet is a deserving testament to him;
to his passion, his grit, his down-right stubbornness, and his relentless efforts to grow the best fruit possible.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

REGION
McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Rich Deep Burgundy
ALCOHOL
13.5%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Machine-harvested, berry-sorted, light crushing, 3 days cold
soak, wild-fermented, the fermentation finished in French
hogsheads (35% new). Super-generous, super-regional, with
lashings of dark chocolate and juicy cassis fruit, the tannins
generous but supple.

95 points