2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River’s 2010 vintage is predicted to be something truly special; with both Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines rated outstanding. The extended period of warm weather and cool nights at the end of summer bring about concentrated red currant flavours mixed with mulberry and blueberry aromas in the red varieties. The natural fruit flavours have time to balance off with seed ripeness allowing the fruit to be harvested in optimum condition.
On delivery to the winery the whole bunches are destemmed in individual batches to open fermenters. The tanks were hand plunged and regularly tasted to determine completion of ferment. The wine was basket pressed and racked to barrel where malolactic fermentation took place. French oak barrels were used, 50% of which were new. The wine was aged in barrel for 19 months before extensive blending trials were undertaken to determine the composition for the 2010 vintage. The final blend is made up of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine was bottled on the 23rd May, 2012.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
winegenius.com | 95
A wonderfully 2010 vintage provided the foundation for the Victory Point to assemble this excellent wine. Violets, plum and mulberry are interlaced with savoury oak, rustic charm and musky notes. A fine and supple palate structure is punctuated with dark chocolatey fruit and earth complexity.
Drinking Range: 2013 – 2025