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  • Pertaringa Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Pertaringa Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Regular price $32.00

Region: McLaren Vale

Story: No second fiddle, the Understudy is a stylistic contrast to our Rifle & Hunt Cabernet.

Vintage: This Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is sourced from two vineyards, the Picnic Ground vineyard (once owned by Thomas Hardy and named after the picnics they used to hold there) located in Blewitt Springs and the Klaveniek vineyard on McMurtrie Road.

Soil: The Picnic Ground vineyard is on Maslin Sands, aged between 34 and 56 million years old, and the Klaveniek vineyard is on Ngaltinga Formation (10,000 to 2.6 million years old).

Harvest Date: 16 March (Picnic Grounds), 17 March (Klaveniek)

Nose: The nose offers wonderful dark fruits including plums, mulberries, blackberries and cherries. There’s also a hint of green leaf, cinnamon and pepper.

Palate: The palate is bold but balanced with gentle tones of blackberries and cherries. The integrated notes of dark chocolate and cinnamon sit well with the oak and pepper, complemented by elegant, smooth tannins and a lingering finish.

Winemaking: All parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented and matured in seasoned French oak for 15 months separately.

Cellaring: Drink now to 2031

Alc: 14.5% TA: 6.94g/L
pH: 3.48 RS: 0.6g/L

Tasting notes: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009

95 points / Gold Medal
McLaren Vale Wine Show 2022

94 points
Winestate Magazine 2023

92 points
"I love everything about this wine... An inky maroon colour, we have notes of dry herbs, blackcurrants, olives and bay leaves. There is even a whiff of orange rind apparent, all underpinned by good structure and even better length."
     - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot 2022

92 points   
"Deep crimson. Intense elderberry, blackcurrant, hint leafy aromas with mocha and a touch of crème brûlée complexity. Sweet and savoury wine with ample dark berry fruits, lovely chalky/ grainy tannins and underlying vanilla. Claret firm finish with some cola/ sarsaparilla complexity."
     - Andrew Caillard, The Vintage Journal 2022


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In the rare instance that you are not satisfied with a wine purchased from Bec Hardy Wines we are more than happy to provide you with a full refund for purchases of the relevant wine by you (excluding freight costs).

You must let us know that you are not satisfied within 14 days of buying the wine and we’ll refund you in full (excluding freight costs) an amount equal to the value of your remaining unopened bottles plus one opened bottle only.

Typically you will be required to return the remaining unopened bottles of the wine in question to our McLaren Vale Cellar Door for a quality inspection, and you will assume responsibility of risk and all associated freight costs. All refunds are processed within 7 days of your notification or from the date that the remaining wines are returned to us.

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