West Cape Howe King Billy Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


The best parcels of Cabernet from the most mature vines from the Windy Hill and Karri Oak vineyards were selected as being suitable for the reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Once it went to the barrel, there was a further assessment with just five of the very best barriques being designated as ‘King Billy’ material. It matured for 18 months in French oak (3 x new barriques; 2 x once used) before bottling. It was then allowed to mature in bottle for just over 3 years before being labelled for release. Extended maturation in bottle rather than in oak has ensured that this wine has retained its vibrant fruit while developing its secondary characters and still has further capacity for cellaring.

COLOUR: Very youthful looking with a deep, dark crimsony red colour.

AROMA: As a 5-year-old wine King Billy is amazingly fresh and vibrant on the nose. It has rich aromas of ripe dark berries with some smoky dark plum, complexed by a hint of black olive character.

PALATE: This is a very well balanced and well integrated wine. The dark berry and ripe blackcurrant fruit flavours are deep and concentrated and still very vibrant. It has a great richness through the mid palate while still displaying a fineness and superb length of flavour that is an intrinsic character of Mt Barker grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The complex berry fruit flavours are beautifully complemented by the hints of cedar from the French oak and, together with its delicate acidity and beautifully fine, slightly chalky tannins, they combine seamlessly in this wine.


About West Cape Howe 'Single Vineyard'

“These are handcrafted single vineyard wines expressing the site terroir from which they originate.” Gavin Berry, Winemaker

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2011
Country: Australia
Region: Mount Barker

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