Warwick The First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Tasting Notes

Winery: Warwick
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: 16371 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 mL
Warwick 'The First Lady' Cabernet Sauvignon 2017



89 pts Wine Enthusiast Sept 2020

This wine starts off pretty tight and concentrated, but opens up with time to breathe to reveal aromas of blackberry, mulberry and black plum skin, with background hints of licorice root and bark. The palate is plush and velvety in texture, with ample acidity to counter the rich black fruit flavors and a pleasant salty kick on the close that lends a nice lift through the end. Alcohol 13.5%.

Winemaker Notes

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep dark fruits dominate with blackberry compote and black plum complimented with spicy aromatics of clove and cinnamon and a lovely hint of dried herb. A magnificent companionship of bitter and sweet, dark chilli chocolate.

Grapes are picked at optimal ripeness and transported to the cellar and de-stemmed into tank. The wines spent between 7 and 14 days on the skins depending on the tannin structure, with three or four pump overs per day and then pressed to undergo malolactic fermentation in tank. After completion the wine was aged for 18 months with various types of oak used, none new, before blending and a light filtration and bottling in November 2018.

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