Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Named after the picker's hut at the front of the property, Richard Hamilton's Hut Block vineyards are planted on sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of clay. The intensity of their Cabernet Sauvignon can be attributed to these soils, while the mild maritime climate of McLaren Vale, suits this variety. Emphasis is on low yielding vines that are pruned and trained to allow dappled light to reach the fruit zone to slow ripening and enhance aroma and flavour. Deep red with scarlet highlights. Cassis fruit with hints of mint make this wine a definitive Cabernet Sauvignon. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and mocha from oak maturation have augmented the fruit and contribute complexity. The palate, with excellent blackberry fruit flavours within a medium bodied structure, has a beautiful persistence and long, soft tannins. Serve with Venison, Beef Wellington and rich pasta. Appealing on release and has sufficient structure for 6-8 years of cellaring.