2016 S.C. Pannell Koomilya CP Block Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale – Sourced from a block between the JC and DC blocks on Koomilya’s South East facing slope planted by Jill and Don Cant in 1975 and machine pruned for over 25 years. I have slowly worked the vines back from poor health since purchase in 2012 and it is now one of the few Cabernet Sauvignon blocks in McLaren Vale to be ‘Cane Pruned’.
Planted to the old McLaren Vale clone; an extremely low-yieding, small bunched and small berry clone producing extraordinary wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon from Koomilya has consistently contributed to many trophy winning wines including two ‘Bushing’ trophies since 2016.
Hand Harvested on the 12th March, ten days on skins before a gentle press and sent to French oak puncheons for malolactic fermentation and maturation. Bottled on the 28th of November 2017 after nineteen months in barrel.
Typical cassis and redcurrant aromas to start, then bramble, finishing with sumac, Za’atar, rosehip, cranberry and mahogany. Perfectly ripe Cabernet with no herbaceous character. An open-knit palate, generous and opulent without being overdone. Fine tannins beautifully resolved that carry the finish well over the horizon.
Single Price: $130.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $100.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,200.00