Pertaringa Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Region: McLaren Vale
Story: Rifle and Hunt sounds like the beginning of a tale from an early hunting expedition, but the story is really not that complicated. It's more like directions rather than a name, with the Pertaringa property being on the corner of Rifle Range and Hunt Roads in McLaren Vale!
Vintage: Great winter rainfall during 2020 ensured the vines were off to a fantastic start for the 2021 vintage. The weather during flowering was mild and not too windy, which lead to great fruit set. There was a major rain event in February, but the dry weather following this ensured disease didn’t become a problem. The weather stayed mild and dry throughout harvest, the yields were higher than the past few years and the quality was fantastic.
Winemaking: Crushed and destemmed. Open 5 tonne capacity stainless steel fermenter. Yeast type: FX10. 8 days on skins. French Oak Hogsheads, 20% new oak for 19 months.
Nose: The nose is rich and earthy with blackcurrants, redcurrants, dried herbs and a hint of spice.
Palate: The palate is elegant and complex with luscious berry flavours, followed by excellent structure and a long finish.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2033
|Alc: 14.62%||TA: 7.16g/L|
|pH: 3.39||RS: 0.6g/L|
Winestate Magazine 2023
"A wonderful expression of the variety, it's splendidly aromatic on the nose showing cassis, tobacco, warm spice and cedary oak characters. The palate delivers excellent focus and drive, superbly enhanced by refined texture and loads of fine-grained tannins. Immensely complex and persistent."
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2023
Wine Showcase Magazine 2023
"Deep crimson. Intense blackcurrant brambly aromas with mocha/ vanilla notes. Richly flavoured blackcurrant, black cherry fruits and chewy firm with a touch leafy tannins, lovely mid-palate density and persistent juicy acidity. A polished claret style with glossy fruits and linear freshness."
- Andrew Caillard, The Vintage Journal 2022
"This is a stunning vintage and we can expect many very fine wines from it over the next few years...Inky black/maroon in colour, it is an earthy, slightly edgy style with notes of cloves, bay leaves, black fruits, spices, animal hides and woodsmoke. Seamless in style with good intensity throughout, there are very fine tannins here."
- Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot 2023
Robert Parker 2023
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