“Wine of the Week AU – Huon Hook
Only 70 dozen were made, but it is a cracking wine, the top wine from Mayford winemaker Eleana Anderson. Smoky, earthy savoury aromas, blackberry and cassis and a faint herbal note, the palate compact, dense and endowed with ample fine tannins. A super wine with a big future.”
“It’s a beautifully balanced, flavoured and structured wine. Red/black berries, spice, mint, anise and earth. A slip of raw cedarwood. It just works. No hesitation. Curl of tannin is a ripping final flourish. I tasted this over the course of 24 hours and it hardly budged, and impressed throughout. It’s right up there with the best produced from this estate. Succulence, intensity, tautness and complexity combined. ”
Released May 2018
The first ever Mayford “Ovens Crossing” Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon was inspired by the exceptional ripening conditions of 2015. A cool and mild autumn allowed slow and complete ripening of perfectly formed, small-berried Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, all estate grown..
The Tempranillo was hand-picked over late February and into early March, the cooler temperatures meaning that the fruit benefitted from hanging on the vine two to three weeks longer than usual. Low cropping Cabernet was picked in mid-March, just a week after the last of the Tempranillo.
Small parcels were cold-soaked prior to natural fermentation as separate batches in open pots with regular hand plunging. Barrel maturation (50% new) was in French barriques for twenty-two months, with some retained lees for texture and complexity.
Just seventy dozen have been made. Sporting universally glowing reviews, this wine can be purchased with great confidence and is an excellent cellaring proposition.
Bottled under screw cap
Out of stock
|Dimensions||50 x 31.5 x 10 mm|
1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases