2011 Blackbutt

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2011 Blackbutt

The Blackbutt is a fine tuned blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (73%), Malbec (22%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) from the oldest blocks of estate grown fruit.  The parcels are fermented separately in small open fermenters and hand plunged 3 times a day before pressing and maturation in French oak for 20 months.

Vintage:
An extremely dry winter was followed by a warm growing season with intermittent and timely rainfall resulting in vines producing low yields of intensely flavoured fruit.

Colour:
Bright crimson with a garnet rim.

Palate:
Complex flavours of wild strawberries layered with earthy forest floor notes with a vibrant line of acidity that carries the chewy, burnt caramel tannin structure to an even, balanced finish.

Cellaring:
Ready to enjoy now but will gain in complexity over the next eight to ten years with careful cellaring.

Alcohol:
13.5 %

Bottle:$62.00