Cape Landing Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cape Landing Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia

Rated 94 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, this is a classic Margaret River Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, matured in French oak for 10 months. Ruby red with garnet flecks, medium to full bodied with a refined bouquet of violets and cherries and subtle hints of cedar and freshly roasted coffee beans, velvety smooth with intense flavours of primary red fruits, cassis and maraschino cherries.

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Description

The judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, in their tasting notes, described the wine as "Elegant and inviting, with dark chocolate, eucalyptus and plush black berry fruit leading on to spiced oak and cassis".

Cape Landing – 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Art 2.pdf

Product Awards

Silver Medal
Silver Medal
94 points
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
Silver Medal
Silver Medal
90 points
2019 Langton's Margaret River Wine Show

Wine Details

  • RegionMargaret River, Western Australia
  • Vintage2018
  • TypeRed Wine
  • VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
  • Volume750ml
  • Alcohol Volume14.5%
  • Bottling Date

    March 2019

  • Background

    Variety, location, and viticultural technique all contribute to creating award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon at Cape Landing.

    A Silver Medal winner at the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show 2019 placed Cape Landing’s 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon in the top 10 of all 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon’s produced in the Margaret River GI.

    A rating of 94 points (Silver Medal) at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 now ranks the wine among the very best single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon’s in Australia.

  • Vintage Notes

    The 2017/18 growing season was kind to us. Rain came at the right times, and mild temperatures meant that ripening was slow and steady. Sunshine and afternoon sea breezes gave us vibrant fruit flavours and natural acidity. Quality and yield this year was exceptional.

  • Vineyard Notes

    Our 20 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines (Houghton Clone) are planted north-south to allow even sunlight and warmth on either side of the canopy throughout the growing season. Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are always pruned approximately 6 weeks earlier than other vine varieties to maximise the length of the growing season. The vines are minimally irrigated, with special attention being paid to achieving full solarisation and fruit exposure on each vine through canopy management and leaf removal. Excess and green fruit bunches are removed throughout the growing season to ensure optimum fruit development and flavour. After veraison, the vines were covered with bird netting through to harvest.

  • Winemaking

    Our meticulously managed Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested on the last few days of the season. The fruit is destemmed, and the berries just split before being transferred for fermentation. The ferment is kept cool so as to allow slow and controlled extraction of tannin, flavour and sugar from the fruit, thus crafting a wine of aromatic intensity and textural depth and precision. Must is pumped over 3 times daily to aid extraction, followed by a gentle separation of the wine from the skin after 14 days. Following malolactic fermentation the wine was aged on French Oak for 10 months before gentle fining, filtration and bottling.

  • Tasting Notes

    Ruby red with garnet flecks.This highly expressive Cabernet Sauvignon has a refined bouquet of violets and cherries, subtle hints of cedar and freshly roasted coffee beans, and a palate that delivers a bright and focused entry of red fruits and cassis, with subtle tones of creamy French oak, The judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, in their tasting notes, described the wine as "Elegant and inviting, with dark chocolate, eucalyptus and plush black berry fruit leading on to spiced oak and cassis".

  • Style

    Classic Single Vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Ruby red with garnet flecks.

  • Bouquet

    Violets, glazed cherries, graphite and subtle hints of cedar and freshly roasted coffee beans.

  • Palate

    A bright and focused entry of primary red fruits and cassis guided by pristine fruit tannin and drive. An undercurrent of wet slate and maraschino cherries through the palate delivers a finish both poised and lingering.

  • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

    This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to mature in bottle, and can be cellared for 10+ years.