2020 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
This superb Cabernet was produced from low yielding, non irrigated vines planted in the 1970’s on Hay Shed Hill’s estate vineyards located in Margaret River’s famed Willyabrup sub region. Maturation took place in French oak barrels for a period of 13 months.
Rich, concentrated and beautifully fleshed, this has all the attributes of great Margaret River Cabernet.
Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red black tinged hue. Complimenting intense aromatics of red to black currant and mulberry are cedary tobacco, subtle black olive and bay leaf notes. The rich mid weighted palate is awash with red to black currant fruits which are delivered with both excellent concentration and depth. Cedary tobacco characters, subtle dusty earth, black olive and infusions of bay leaf provide underlying complexity. Beautifully fleshed in its feel, it has polished yet sturdily built tannins and finishes long, refined and savoury.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
A classic high-quality Margaret River cabernet from an extremely good vintage, with more depth to rounded, fleshy fruit and quality oak than is usual with this wine. It's estate grown, and the vines decades old. It exudes cassis and has an excellent ripe tannin structure. Drink by 2035.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion