2019 Coates Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

Soft and spicy Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon with lots of plush fruit a light tannin structure. Great value Cab.

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Simply pleasurable Cabernet Sauvignon is rarer than it should be. We don't drink enough.

Perhaps because they are not all as immediately drinkable and enjoyable as Duane Coates' Langhorne Creek release that revels in such plush blackcurrant and plum fruit.

There's some cedary oak and spice notes, it's just medium in the weight category and it's damn delicious.

If you haven't bought Cab Sauv in a while, buy this one.

The grapes for The Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from 30+ year old vines in Langhorne Creek located on true 'floodplain' soils. Cropping levels from this location are always very low; in 2018 the yield was less than two tonnes an acre.

The grapes were crushed and destemmed prior to a 30 day fermentation using natural yeasts. Firm pressing were separated (which go to The Shiraz Cabernet) and the free run/light pressing component was racked to wood pre-MLF. Maturation is in 50% new and 25% one and two year old French barriques over a period of 20 months.

92 Points - "A single vineyard. Destemmed, 50% to whole berries. Wild fermented across a 3 week maceration. Raised in French barriques (40% new) for 18 mths. Unfined/filtered. Delicious and approachable already, a core of sweet blackcurrant fruit and milk chocolate oak, the imminent appeal. Full bodied, poised and showy. I look forward to tasting this after another 5 years and onwards for a decade or more, by which time the primary fruit will have subsided and savoury complexities revealed." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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