2010 Blackbutt

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2010 Blackbutt

The Blackbutt is a fine tuned blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Malbec (14%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Merlot (1%) from the oldest blocks of estate grown fruit.  The parcels are fermented separately in small open vats and hand plunged 3 times a day before pressing and maturation in French oak for 20 months.

Vintage:
A warm and sunny start to the 2010 vintage led to early flavour development at lower sugar levels, producing wines of great flavour while retaining delicacy and finesse.

Colour:
Bright crimson with a garnet rim.

Palate:
Complex flavours of cassis layered with earthy forest floor notes with a vibrant line of acidity that carries the dusty, fine grained 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:
13.6 %

$62.00Quantity: