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2017 Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Leeuwin Estate 2017 Prelude Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Margaret River, Western Australia

Fine and delicately structured palate featuring boysenberries, blackcurrants and plums.

After berry sorting and cold soak fermentation in open and closed fermenters with pumping over three times daily, mlf in barrel plus 9 months maturation, further barrel selections in French barriques with rackings timed by a lunar calendar. The taming of the tannin is complete, the cabernet varietal character clear cut.
93 points
James Halliday, 2021 Halliday Wine Companion
Fragrant and juicy berry fruit, with fine tannins and savoury oak adding depth and texture. The vibrancy makes this a great drink now, but it will also take short term cellaring.
17.8/20
Barry Weinman, finewineclub.com.au, September 2020

Wine Details

Region

Margaret River

Vintage

2017

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13.5%

PH

3.38

Standard Drinks

8

Acidity

6.75

Maturation

20 months

Closure

Screw Cap

Bottling Date

4 December - 6 December 2018

Background

The Prelude Vineyards label focuses on the benchmark varietals of the region; they are site expressive wines that encase the purity and clarity of fruit observed each vintage. The label design celebrates the Estate's association with the musical arts through the staging of the alfresco Leeuwin Concert Series.

Vineyard Notes

Winter of 2016 was characteristically wet, with August experiencing a recent rainfall record with 228 mm - resulting in a significantly higher than average annual rainfall total. . Spring was generally milder and experienced slightly more rainfall than average. Flowering in all varieties was delayed 10 days as compared to 2016, with this period generally sunny, resulting in excellent set across most varieties. After early leaf removing across the fruit zone and thinning where necessary, the reds were able to hang well into a rain free April. The slow Autumn ripening allowed Shiraz and Cabernet to develop intense and vibrant fruit flavours with excellent tannin ripeness. A later than usual, but nonetheless excellent vintage.

Winemaking

After individual berry sorting and cold soaking, fermentation took place in closed and open fermenters at temperatures between 26C to 30C with extraction by pumping over each individual lot up to three times daily. After malolactic fermentation entirely in barrels and nine months of barrel maturation, separate parcels were blended for further maturation in French Bordelaise coopered barriques with seasonal rackings; a third each of new, one year old and two year old. This wine spent twenty months in total in oak.

Tasting Notes

Bright, lively and fragrant nose with blackcurrants and dark cherries, combining with higher notes of clove, cummin, black cardamon and star anise. Beneath subtle notes of coffee and cocoa lie in the background.

Fine and delicately structured palate featuring boysenberries, blackcurrants and plums. Volume and density through the mid-palate is balanced with a bright mineral acid line, finishing with seamless tannins.

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