‘Draco’ Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

$250.00$1,500.00

One of the largest constellations in the northern sky, Draco means “the dragon” in Latin. Draco represents Ladon, the dragon that guarded the gardens of the Hesperides in Greek mythology.

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Dense, dark and foreboding on opening, the wine has a rich colour with dark fruits and toasted oak aroma’s lifting from the glass. There is an intensity and finesse which is instantly noticeable, the dark blackberry fruits, with mint chocolate and cigar box provide a very compelling invitation to delve further into this wine.

A concentrated symphony of black fruits, ripe plum and charred oak are all complimented with an impeccable balance of tannins, sweet fruit and acid which seem to coat the mouth and hold on well past the horizon. An impeccable balance of elements, set to improve over the next 20+ years.

The Draco was handpicked from our most prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, ensuring only the highest quality bunches were selected. After destemming, the parcel was fermented in a small stainless steel open fermenter, with daily plunging and pump-overs allowing maximum extraction of colour and flavour.

Before reaching dryness, the wine was transferred to a selection of our finest French oak Barrique (225L) and Hogshead (300L) barrels. Maturing for 24 months, only a small selection of barrels were chosen for the final blend.

The final wine featured approximately 50% new oak.

 

Gold Medal   2021 Limestone Coast Wine Show

Gold Medal   2021 China Wine & Spirits Awards

Gold Medal   2020 Halliday Cabernet Challange

Gold Medal   2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Bronze Medal   2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

97 Points   2020 Equal Winner Cabernet Category Winestate Magazine – New Release Tasting

94 points & 4 stars   2021 Winestate Magazine – Cabernet Tasting

97 Points  Sam Kim – Wine Orbit
A stunning rendition, showing cassis, Black Doris plum, violet, cedar and mixed spice aromas on the nose with a hint of dried herb complexity. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and persistency while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an impressively long structured finish. It’s seamless and flowing, youthful and charming, and seductively appealing. At its best: 2024 to 2040.

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