This wine is intended to be a collector's wine that showcases the potential of the property. The aromas are bright and explosive and continue to develop in the glass. On the palate, the wine is rich and full bodied, full of fruit and hints of oak spice. The wine is extremely balanced and has great structure, supported with bright acidity. The tannins are present, but refined. The finish is lingering and very enjoyable! This wine will mature over the next 25 years.
Sourced almost entirely from the Celestial block, one of the highest blocks on the estate, only 415 cases of the 2012 Somerston Estate Cabernet were produced. It represents the pinnacle of the quality possible from the mountain property.
The wine was barreled down into 70% new French oak and 30% once used French oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in the barrel. The wine was aged for 28 months and bottled unfiltered. 15.5% ABV.