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Jock's Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Region: South East Australia
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2022



Jock's Cabernet is much like the man – smooth, no nonsense, elegant and will fit in at any occasion. It exhibits a rich, ripe berry and mint bouquet and displays a full flavoured, fleshy, fruit laden palate.

Viticulturist Notes

The grapes for this Cabernet were picked and crushed during the cool of night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout, all of which help to create the signature McPherson Cabernet style. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction. Softer tannins are also a result of this process, while careful attention was paid to the oak selection for the Cabernet. This wine was aged on French oak for approximately 8 months, giving the wine a noticeable, but not an excessive, oak influence. The inclusion of some central Victorian fruit into the blend has boosted both the colour and the intensity of flavour.

Wine Harvest Notes

The best way to describe vintage 2016 is fast & furious! There was no orderly ripening of fruit, no luxury of white fruit followed by red fruit, it was like the flood gates opened and everything just rolled in at once. Again we had little rain and a very hot spring leading up to harvest, which meant things ripened faster than normal. Optimum flavours and ripeness came on more quickly than previous years and the only way around it was to pick as fast as we could. Thankfully we managed to juggle our way through it, and completed yet another successful harvest!

Food Recommendations:

Try this wine with a hearty barbequed steak, or a rich, spicy tomato based pasta dish such as Spaghetti Bolognaise or Lasagne.