2018 'Lionel Samson' Cabernet Sauvignon
With only 1113 bottles made and the unknown of when another exceptional vintage will arrive, we are only selling via the Mount Barker Cellar Door online or contacting email@example.com direct.
With maturation in French oak barriques for 18 months and the spectacular vintage that preceded it, an incredibly precise and well-composed palate has resulted. Aromas of brambled fruits that evolve to reveal cassis, mulberry, bay leaf, olive tapenade, tobacco creating a touch of the old world character. The palate has complexity, poise and grace.
Arising from the 'Wyjp Vineyard' first planted in 1971, this wine forms our story and has given rise to its future.
98 Points - Ray Jordan
"The intention is that this wine will only be released from the best vintages and 2018 was certainly one of the very best. Sourced from the Wyjup vineyard planted in 1971. Leafy, wild fruit aromas with a mix of bay leaf and meaty tobacco and black olive. It's compelling stuff from the outset. The palate has excellent structure, based on the deeply concentrated medium to full-bodied fruit and supported with slick, fine tannins and a neat oak addition. A regal and polished cabernet worthy of a first release."