Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

McLaren Vale

Story: The Tipsy Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is from Bec Hardy’s vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale. The ancient soils and elevation of the Tipsy Hill vineyard offer the perfect conditions for growing high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The property also includes a stunning garden, featuring the rare Tipsy Hill Imperial Concubine rose, from which the name originates.

Vintage: The 2018 growing season started slowly, but warmer weather eventually helped to speed things up. Fruit set throughout the region was good and the low rainfall and warm weather from January to April resulted in great sugar development, while a cooler than average March offered ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development.

Nose: The nose is complex and sophisticated with aromas of cassis, crushed violets, blackberries, and tobacco, with additional notes of dried herbs and menthol.

Palate: The palate is elegant and balanced with black fruits, blueberries, coffee, and beautifully integrated French oak, followed by fine, powdery tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairings: Try this wine with venison medallions with a parsnip puree and roasted baby beetroots.

Oak Maturation: 50% new French oak for 20 months.

Cellaring: Drink now to 2033 (VF)

Alc: 14.5% TA: 7.12g/L
pH: 3.41 RS: 0.6g/L
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