Cabernet Sauvignon Hilltops New South Wales
The long, late ripening conditions and exhilarating continental microclimes of Barwang Vineyard, marked by cold nights and warm summer days, produce red wines of considerable flavour profile, power and extract. Since the 1996 edition, Barwang Cabernet Sauvignon has claimed trophies and prestigious accolades, with every vintage collecting at least one significant gold medal. An exemplary Cabernet wine with a profound, mouth filling palate, to accompany herb crusted rib eye or bacon wrapped quail, braised hare sous jus or your favourite recipe lamb.
McWilliam's Barwang Vineyard consistently over delivers with rich, generously flavoured wines. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are picked at optimal ripeness and gently destemmed, the fruit is inoculated with cultured yeast and vinified in open top fermenters for several days. Juices are treated to frequent pumpovers for extraction. The fermenting juices are drained and returned twice daily until the wine is pressed off. To complete primary and malolactic fermentation, the wine was transferred to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak hogsheads. Barwang Cabernet is aged for a year or more while being treated to a modicum of rackings throughout the maturation.
Vibrant red purple with crimson hues. Lively blackcurrant, licorice and chocolate fruit notes with subtle varietal mint nuances. Generous lashings of nutmeg and mocha oak are also prevalent. Fleshy fruit driven wine with dominant flavours of cassis, licorice and dark chocolate. Shows ample structure from supple tannins and nutmeg oak, finishes with lingering savoury tannins.