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Gimblett Gravels Cab Sauv
Vidal Soler Cabernet Sauvignon NV

Gimblett Gravels

Soler Cabernet Sauvignon

This perfumed 100% Cabernet Sauvignon shows classic aromatics of blackcurrant, graphite and savoury oak. Dark fruit, integrated French oak and background dried herbs combine on a finely textured palate showing elegance and length of flavour. An age-worthy wine.

$34.99

Tasting Notes

A very warm season with Growing Degree Days well above the Long Term Average created this perfumed 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Showing classic aromatics of blackcurrant, graphite and savoury oak. Dark fruit, integrated French oak and background dried herbs combine on a finely textured palate showing elegance and length of flavour. An age-worthy wine.

Download full tasting notes: 2017
 

Soils And Viticulture

A very warm season with Growing Degree Days well above the Long Term Average combined with extremely low rainfall from October to mid-February set the vineyards up well. Very low yields, good flavour concentration and a careful selection allowed us to harvest fruit in excellent condition on the 11th of April 2017. Close planted in 2013, our Omahu Gravels vineyard is situated in the premium Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District where the soil is made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. This naturally free- draining, low vigour and “lean” site combined with detailed vineyard knowledge has produced a Cabernet Sauvignon showing power within a restrained framework

Soler Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, 96 Points - A bouquet that is slow to reveal it’s story. Aromas do emerge of blackened blackberry, dark plum and fresh cigar tobacco. Marmite and meat, a sweet toasted wood scent accentuated with aromas of clove and vanilla, then dried herb and baked bell-pepper. A complexity unfurls after many minutes in glass. Youthful, tense, firm and dry with flavours reflective of the nose. Abundant fruit and wood tannins with plenty of acidity. Complex, lengthy finish. A wine that should be in your cellar - will age and harmonise over the coming 3-5 years. Ideal drinking 2024 through 2034.

Cameron Douglas MS
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Gimblett Gravels

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