Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Arthur Jackaman was a World War II paratrooper who established a Cabernet vineyard in the 1960s, selling his fruit to the big brands for bottling as port wine. Jackaman chose Langmeil to husband his treasured vines and the property remains productive as one of the Barossa's most stately blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand pruned, hand sorted and picked, the precious parcels of Jackaman's fruit are treated to a traditional vinification, followed by transfer to a luxurious selection of mostly new French oak hogsheads for an extravagant two years maturation.
Deep crimson, purple hues. Intense blackcurrants and blueberry aromas over biscuity French oak, varietal mintyness and savoury, black olive notes. Bright, juicy, blue fruits flow onto the medium to full bodied palate, briary spice, black olive and choco mints add to the complexity, a touch of oak sweetness over fine silky tannins, a fruit filled, velvety finish.