1995 Museum Release Cabernet Sauvignon
A stylish wine that has aged gracefully. A drought year resulted in a big, juicy wine with rich, sweet fruit when young. It still retains excellent richness and has developed some tobacco, smoky cedar savoury notes. Decant before drinking.
The 1995 Museum Release Cabernet Sauvignon is still a beautifully poised wine. Careful water management during the growing season resulted in ripe fruit with concentrated sweet berry flavours. Attention to detail during a cool slow fermentation brought about a stunning stylish wine that has aged gracefully.
The 1995 Museum Release Cabernet Sauvignon has been cellared in ideal, cool dry constant temperature conditions. Finesse and elegance are the dominant features here.
A refined aged wine that combines all the lovely sweet perfumes of Cabernet Sauvignon with some lovely spiciness from the French oak and the bottle ageing. Lovely tobacco chocolate lift on the nose, with a touch of spicy herb character unique to aged Cabernet Sauvignon
The palate is a complex array of tobacco, cedar and spice notes with an integrated fruit sweetness. The mouthfeel is still rich and the tannins have softened. Smoky fine-grained oak is both integrated and balanced, while the wine's long, multi-faceted and supremely elegant and harmonious palate goes on and on.
Drinking beautifully now. The winemaker suggests decanting at least 30 mins before drinking to allow the wine to open and display its full complexity.
Growing Region: - Central Victoria
Grape Variety: - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: - 13.5%
Colour: - Beautiful red brick hues.
Bouquet: - Complex spice, oak and bottle age. Varietal aged Cabernet Sauvignon grape aromas.
Palate: - A complex array of tobacco, cedar and spice notes with an integrated fruit sweetness. Rich, soft tannins with smoky fine-grained oak, long finish.
Cellaring: - 4 – 5 more years (2015)
Vintage: - A dry year resulting in small berries from the lowest crop in since the classic 90 vintage (some 40% down on ’94).