The 2013 Velvet & Willow Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, purpley colour with minty aromas and hints of crushed flowers on the bouquet. On the palate, this is a big flavoured wine with plenty of blackberries and mulberries followed by a beautiful, lingering finish which is enhanced by elegant, slightly savoury tannins. It is a well-rounded wine.
These top quality, low-yielding, fully ripened grapes were fermented and hand plunged in open vats before being matured in French and American oak barrels.
This wine is excellent drinking right now, however, over the next few years the tannins will round out and make the wine smoother and richer until it fully matures in around 3-5 years’ time. When it will be a sensational example of an elegant, mature, Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Being a big wine, it goes best with rich, hearty meals or with a strong vintage cheese.
Alcohol – 15.1 %