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2020 Nocturne Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, WA

Julian Langworthy is one of the country's finest winemakers, and he believes this is the best Cabernet he makes. Seriously good Margaret River Cabernet here.

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Scintillating. Achingly intense. Totally delicious.

Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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 that 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.

This wine is a fantastic medium-bodied expression of this vineyard. Supple and incredibly approachable, yet will mature beautifully over the 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
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From The Producer

The Sheoak vineyard makes expressive, medium-bodied, silky structured wines. Dark fruit flavours and high notes of cassis and warm spice frame this slightly more brooding release of the Nocturne SV. While it’s amazingly accessible on release, this wine would love 3 to 6 years further maturation to really make this amazing wine shine

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Alana Langworthy
Winemaker Alana Langworthy
Margaret River, WA
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97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Fruit from the Sheoak vineyard, matured for 18 months in French oak (25% new). Firmly placed on the midnight spectrum and twinkling with as many cabernet flavours as there are stars in the sky. Scintillating. Achingly intense. Totally delicious." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

91Points
The Wine Front

"Distinct cedar/camphor top note, ripe blackberry and dark chocolate, baking spice and seaweed. It’s medium-bodied, dense and dark, a distinctly saline/nori sort of flavour here, dry with thick tannin, slight edginess to acidity, and a beefy/salty finish of good length. Quality is there in a way, but not mad about the flavour profile. Others may love, granted." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Beautiful rich cab sauvignon - my new favourite

I have been a fan of Cab sauv for years.. I love it.

This one is great. Big, fresh, beautifully balanced wine ... absolutely delicious and missing that OTT mouth puckering overdose of tannin that sometimes marrs otherwise great Cabs.

My wine of the season. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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