2018 Renzaglia Mount Panorama Cabernet Sauvignon

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This is big boy wine, bold and powerful cool-climate Cabernet from Mt Panorama.
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A tiny production, single-vineyard wine, the fruit for this was sourced from the best parcel of Cabernet on the Mt Panorama vineyard.

Cabernet at its finest here, with dark fruit, black olives, tobacco, and herbs - it is varietal through and through. A thoroughly structured wine, with loads of concentrated fruit and a not shy dose of new oak influences intertwined, all held together by a sheath of tight tannins.

With exceptional length and a mouth filling texture, this is truly cool-climate Cabernet at its finest expression, age-worthy to the max.

The Cabernet grapes were picked at least two weeks earlier than usual on 23 March. The grapes were cold soaked for 5 days before crushing and adding cultured yeasts. The grapes were crushed with the rollers closed and transferred to an open 1 tonne fermenter. Three quarters of the way through their primary ferment, some of the free run was transferred to one new French puncheon and one old barrique. After 15 months in oak, the wine was lightly filtered and bottled in late July 2019.

94 Points - "Succulent, ribbed with fine tannins, bright acidity, orange peel in dark chocolate in black currants, etched with emery board texture and impossibly long. Wow factor here. Depth yet finesse, lovely, lovely wine here." 94+ points Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

96 Points - "This is exceptional cool-climate cabernet, somehow transcending the green edges of its blended sibling to showcase a sheath of impeccably tuned tannins, ripe and juicy. This makes all the difference! Spearmint, blackcurrant, olive, chilli, bay leaf and a swathe of firm, saliva-sapping tannins driving a long finish. Already delicious, its precocity belies the depth and longevity herein." Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    From the start it shows very nice colour and a presence of enticing aromas of mellowing dark fruits. A taste of olives black with possible hints of tobacco. The mouth tastes blackberries with oak also present.Appears to have very nice tannins with a long finish - just enjoyable to drink with a meaty meal.

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In 1982, defying the odds, Guy and Betty Renzaglia planted Illinois' first vines in Alto Pass.

Their son Mark joined the fight, later establishing Bella Luna vineyard in Australia's untouched O'Connell Valley with his wife Sandy. Today, their son Sam carries the torch, expanding Bella Luna while prioritizing a healthy ecosystem.

Through composting, cover crops, and respecting native fauna, they craft exceptional wines while fostering a thriving environment for generations to come.

Mark, Sandy & Sam Renzaglia Renzaglia

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