Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

McLaren Vale

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

Vintage: The 2019 growing season started with mild weather and below average rainfall. Some late spring rain provided a bit of relief from the dry conditions. A heatwave in January was luckily too early in the ripening cycle to cause any damage to the fruit. This was followed by a very mild and dry finish to the vintage, allowing good hang time and flavour development to the smaller than average crop.

Nose: The nose offers subtle aromas of plums and dried herbs with a hint of spice in the background.

Palate: The palate is tasty and rich with plums and spice, complemented by elegant, smooth tannins and a tight, lingering finish.

Food Pairings: Try with a marinated lamb and chargrilled vegetable pizza with goat cheese and rosemary.

Oak Maturation: 15% new French hogsheads for 18 months.

Cellaring: Drink now to 2029. (VF)

Alc: 14.5% TA: 6.60g/L
pH: 3.45 RS: 0.4g/L
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