2016 SC Pannell Koomilya CP Cabernet

2016 SC Pannell Koomilya CP Cabernet

4 in stock


4 in stock 1.33 kg .


Sourced from a block between the JC and DC blocks on Koomilya’s southeastfacing slope. It was planted by Jill and Don Cant in 1975 and machine-pruned for more than 25 years. I’ve slowly worked the vines back from poor health since purchase in 2012. It’s now one of the few cane-pruned Cabernet blocks in McLaren Vale. It’s planted to the old McLaren Vale clone; an extremely lowyielding, small-bunched and small-berry clone producing extraordinary wines. The Cabernet Sauvignon from Koomilya has consistently contributed to many trophy-winning wines including two ‘Bushing King’ trophies since 2016. Hand-harvested on 12th March. 10 days on skins before a gentle press and sent to French oak puncheons for malolactic conversion and 19 months’ maturation. Bottled 28th November 2017. Alcohol 14%; pH 3.54; TA 7.5g/L. Typical cassis and redcurrant aromas to start, then bramble, finishing with sumac, Za’atar, rosehip, cranberry and mahogany. Perfectly ripe Cabernet with no herbaceous character. An open-knit palate, generous and opulent without being overdone. Fine tannins beautifully resolved that carry the finish well over the horizon. – Stephen Pannell
A beautiful array of fresh, ripe blackcurrants and dark cherries with subtle wood spices and a li quo rice thread. The palate has such smoothly rendered tannins and a very juicy core of fresh, dark plums and blackcurrants. Really impressive, velvety tannins. Drink or hold. Screw cap. 96 points. Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com June 2019

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