Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
With an almost perfect growing season, the 1998 vintage is destined to be known as one of the great Coonawarra vintages. The Menzies vineyard yielded very low crops and the grapes achieved full flavour ripeness, producing arguably the best Menzies release to date.
The colour is deep cherry red with purple hues and the nose displays rich and ripe berry fruit. The palate is intense and full-bodied with rich and concentrated blackberries supported by generous tannins textures. This powerful wine will improve with 10 - 15 years of cellaring.
6 - 15 April 1998
24 months in French oak hogsheads (33% new, balance 1 & 2 year old).