Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
It was in 1881 that a fine gentleman by the name of Daniel McGregor paid 62 pounds and 2 shillings for a Crown Grant of a hundred acres. The yearly rent for Sussex Location 165 on the fertile banks of Willyabrup Brook was a single peppercorn paid each year on the 25th March, or soon thereafter as demanded. In the 1980s it was replanted to vines and today is one of the Margaret River's most inestimable sites for first growth Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. A long lived wine of luxury and complexity, drinking superbly upon release.
The estate operates fifty two hectares of vineyard at the heart of Margaret River, much of it is planted to Cabernet. Brookland Valley has been recognised for producing wines of exceptional quality, claiming numerous trophies and medals on the wine show circuit. Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates the absolute commitment and focus of the viticultural and winemaking teams to achieve excellence. Grapes are harvested at optimal maturity, de-stemmed and put to small open fermenters. After daily plunging and an extended maceration, the ferment is pressed off to fine French oak for the completion of malolactic, racked several times during the maturation and given a light egg white fine before filtration.
Deep, concentrated red in colour. Displays blackcurrant, mulberry leaf and cassis, plum skin fruit aromas, whilst hints of black olive, mint and savoury oak lead into an enticing and complex bouquet. The varietal flavours envelop the palate, dark fruits and tobacco notes prevail. The cabernet expressions are sustained and lengthy, with soft, top shelf tannins and exemplary acid balance.