Palladian Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
This 2015 Palladian Cabernet is the finest example of Palladian so far with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes entirely in French Oak barrels from the very beginning with destemming the chilled grapes straight into the new French Oak barrels and fermenting, rolling and plunging then maturing the wine in the same barrels. The wine has definitely taken on an extra dimension and lifted a level with texture and oak integration making the wine more seamless on the palate.
Reviews and Awards
"This has an extraordinarily long finish and after taste, built on varietal purity. It's ethereal, a word I cannot remember using for Cabernet. The texture too is exceptional, the oak absorbed into the wine essence."
James Halliday, The Weekend Australian 2019, 97 points
Deep red/purple colour, with a superbly intense bouquet of violets and blackcurrants. Oak has been sensitively handled. The tannins are fine-grained and soft, the concentration outstanding without sacrificing the elegance and finesse of the wine."
Huon Hooke, The Real Review, 96 points
"A luscious and generous, barrel-fermented, pure cabernet shows ripe and solid nature, combining intense, currant and berry character with soft and velvety tannins. Shows intensity and composure. Such a powerful yet fresh wine. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
James Suckling, 2019 95 points
100% Cabernet. Wild yeast. Clive is fermenting the juice in puncheons with this wine. 166 dozen produced. Beautiful smelling wine. All the violets, sweet dark fruit, tobacco and cigar box, spice, nougat. Full-bodied, thick with fine tannin, fresh, savoury, intense, a great line through the mouth, big finish, baking spices and sweet tannin. Settled acidity. Napa-like, in a sense. Red fruits and creamy cassis linger. Beauty.
Gary Walsh 96 Points