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2017 Nocturne Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, WA

Julian Langworthy is one of the country's finest winemakers and this is up there with his best work. Seriously good Margaret River Cabernet here.

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I am as happy with this Cabernet as any I have been involved in making.

Julian & Alana Langworthy

About The Wine

Nocturne is the private label of husband and wife winemaking team Julian and Alana Langworthy.

Julian has received plenty of attention since taking home the 2016 Jimmy Watson Trophy for his work on the Deep Woods Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, but it's this collaboration with Alana which is the winemaking project closest to his heart.

The pair recently obtained a mature Cabernet vineyard in Yallingup, from which they are striving to create elegant, regional Cabernet Sauvignon of premium quality. The 2017 vintage is fine and medium-bodied, supple and incredibly approachable yet will mature beautifully over the medium to long term.

This wine should be on the hit list for every devotee of Margaret River Cabernet.

About Nocturne

Nocturne is the personal side label of highly decorated Margaret River winemaker Julian Langworthy and his wife Alana.

Julian has won just about everything there is to win in Australian wine, having taken out Winemaker of the Year for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, the 2016 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at Royal Melbourne in the space of just a couple of years.

The Nocturne wines are all small production with Julian focusing on quality rather than quantity in this range. 

The fruit is procured through Julian's connections with local growers developed over his lifetime in the Margaret River region. If you're looking for hidden gems of Margaret River, the Nocturne wines are it.

Winemaker Julian Langworthy
Winemaker Julian Langworthy
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

This vintage was, as far as great Margaret River Cabernet seasons go, perfect. Amoderate amount of early-season rainfall and then warm days and cool nights for weeksand weeks. It was a complete Goldilocks harvest and one that will go down in the historybooks.

The fruit was picked on 16th March, one of the earlier Cabernet parcels picked thatyear. While tasting the fruit in the vineyard it was clear that there were great flavoursand concentration. Once crushed and into tank, the must exhibited the most amazingcolour and silky epic tannin, all at once serious yet joyous.

The fruit was simply destemmed and fermented in 4.5-tonne static fermenters. After 12days on skins and a peak ferment temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius, the winewas pressed to tank and settled briefly, before being transferred to a combination ofnew (25%) and two-year-old barrels to undergo malolactic conversion. This wine wasracked only once in this time and, after 18 months in oak, was emptied from barrel,settled, clarified and bottled.

The Sheoak Vineyard makes expressive, medium-bodied Cabernets. This release isundoubtedly the most serious and best we have made to date. A wine that, if you havethe patience, will improve and develop further complexity over the next decade.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Effortless Cabernet with a distinct regional accent. Bayleaves, violets, cassis and firm, persistent tannin. It's a lovely wine to drink now with deep pools of open and inviting fruit mesh beautifully to some top quality oak. Just a tick over medium bodied, now or with a few years under its belt this is great drinking. - Different Drop Wine Team

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