A vibrant cab sav at just 12% alcohol. A little more tannic than previous years with a firm nod to the cassis the variety is known for, but kept youthful by an unmistakable hit of red capsicum on the nose (rather than the green capsicum of the cooler 2017 vintage) and a generous bouquet of fresh herbs. The fruit is pure and elegant. We never use oak on our Cabernet – another way to keep it fresh and light as wood can make it heavy, dark and tiring, which is clearly not our jam. No chems, no stems, whole berries (but no carbonic) and the usual negligible amount (20ppm) of sulphur at bottling.