Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet 2011

Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek South Australia
Affectionately nicknamed the baby black, Grey Label draws on the Black Label philosophy - to create the best wine while displaying the varietal and regional characteristics from each vintage. The backbone of Grey Label Cabernet Sauvignon has traditionally been sourced from Langhorne Creek, renowned for its deep rich alluvial soil and maritime influences. The region consistently produces Cabernet fruit with great richness and enormous depth of flavour. As always a well defined wine with mouth watering flavours, to be savoured with rich meats.
Grapes are sourced from well established Wolf Blass vineyards, exactingly managed to produce the finest fruit. The older sites yield some of Australia's most superlative Cabernet Sauvignon, translating into wines of intense colour and heightened flavour profiles. After crushing, each parcel spends between six and ten days macerating on skins to maximise colour, flavour and tannin structure. Each parcel is pressed separately then racked to barrel for the completion of fermentation. Once malolactic is finished, Grey Label is racked again and returned to the same new and prior use American and French oak barrels for a further eighteen months maturation. Approx 14.5%
Deep red in the glass. A bouquet of ripe berries is surrounded by hints of spice, eucalypt and mint, complexed by sweet dark chocolate aromas. Scents of rich red and black fruit, subtle warm spice and cigar box notes. These characters continue on the soft, elegant palate supported by subtle vanillin oak and well integrated tannins to the lingering finish. A seamless wine, making it the Cabernet of choice to savour alongside barbequed meats, roasts and braises. Ready to enjoy upon release, and will certainly develop with cellaring.
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