2017 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

AROMA
Mulberry jelly, cassis and choc mint biscuits dominate the nose. Touch of vanilla and smoked meats.
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

2017 was a year where we had some magnificent rains during spring, so the soil profiles were full to the brim come budburst. This meant we had a bumper crop year, with a long slow ripening period. A great follow up to the Halliday 95 pointed 2016 vintage. The 1973 planted‘Old Block’ Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on the 27th of March 2017

HISTORY

This is the ninth 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