Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
For over 160 years, Penfolds have been a producer of the most memorable wines. By virtue of a commitment to produce nothing but the best, a tradition has evolved which has effected profound influence over the entire Australian industry. Rawson's Retreat presents the noble Cabernet Sauvignon in an approachable, fresh style for early enjoyment. The classic tour de force of power, structure and fruit, Rawson's Retreat expresses opulent flavours over a fine structure and rich finish, put simply, the consummate early drinking Cabernet.
Penfolds are the custodian of a great tradition in innovation, pioneering an understanding of the chemistry of wine, developing and refining the concept of the definitive Australian style. The extensive expanse of vineyard resources have been trained to yield parcels of the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon, regardless of vintage conditions. Rawson's Retreat is treated to a temperature controlled vinification on skins to develop the tannin profile, add structure and achieve balance while retaining fresh varietal characteristics. Essentially a fruit forward wine, some components may receive moderate American or French oak influence to provide additional depth and complexity.
Deep crimson colour. The nose is full of varietal fruit aromas, lifted red cherries and ribena, blackcurrants and mint. Inviting floral notes and blackberry come to the fore with a hint of spice from the subtle use of oak. The palate is dense and rich showcasing the fruit, medium bodied with good length and texture. The ripe and gentle tannins provide structure to support vibrant blackcurrant and blueberry flavours, lingering on a lengthy, clean finish.