HASTWELL & LIGHTFOOT | CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 2016

$25.00$300.00

At Hastwell & Lightfoot we’ve been growing Cabernet Sauvignon from the beginning. For more than a quarter of a century we’ve been nurturing four separate blocks, with different ages, clones and rootstocks.
The combination of these parcels builds layers of flavour complexity. Add in carefully selected oak and 22 months cellaring and you have the bedrock of a great wine. The final touch is a drop of Cabernet Franc, lifting the mid-palate and adding a hint of spice and eucalypt.
A perfect match with this wine would be a ribeye steak cooked rare to medium rare.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

95 POINTS – Superb  “This is a superb Cabernet! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it just goes to show how good McLaren Vale is at not just Shiraz but also Cabernet. This is still a baby coloured youthful purple, auguring for a great future. However it is its completeness, seamlessness, deliciousness and balance that will impress you through the drinking experience. Intense, ripe, fruit sweet and again I repeat still in its early days of youth, the aromas reward. They are fresh and yet layered and complex in their delivery. You get your blackcurrants, blackberries, coffee, cherry ripe mint, spice and an inherent earthiness all coming through and onto the palate the seamless velvety smooth longness in finish. It has also had a splash of Cab Franc added which gives it complexity. The wine is well oaked, has had 18 months of cellaring that makes it drinking now very viable, has its alcohol in check and delivers integrated silky fine tannins for more development into the future. It has at least 5-7 years easily and is bargain priced IMO. Drink to 2026 plus.” PaulIppoliti.com.au July 2019

92 POINTS  “Deep black fruit, gives an air of possessing a sheen, a gloss and fruity lift. There’s a small addition of Cabernet Franc to this wine, that’ll do it! It’s very purple in nature, in looks, aroma and even in how it conveys itself on the palate…  Lends the wine that spiced, almost Christmas pudding vibe to things. Stands up remarkably well with some time, indicative of the quality of fruit, and inherent cellarability.” The Vinsomniac. July 2019

9.1/10, Daily Examiner, Max Crus, Aug 2019

“…extremely robust, powerful and full-flavoured and definitely a match for food such as roast lamb …” PS NEWS, John Rozentals, Aug 2019

91 POINTS   “A delicious Cabernet in every sense that nails the price point. Super dark in the glass, dense berry fruit, waves of dried herbs plus touches of mint and eucalypt all mesh together with ease. Some time in oak has been of benefit adding licks of vanilla and deft char with a firm tannin finish…” QWine, July 2019

“Inky purple in colour, complex aromas of red berries, a hint of forest floor & a pinch of dried herbs, silky smooth palate with a dollop of vanillin oak and a tight grippy finish, which as they say makes it “a wine for eating” . DELICIOUS!!”  Wine Assist, Dan Traucki, July 2019

“Flavours are quite rich with lush dark berry fruits to the fore, there are some herbs in there too, creamy vanilla characters thanks to the expected time in oak (some new?) and the tannins are present but part of that which is the wine. There’s no doubting the fruit is the star here and I’m guessing the wine has benefited from the vine reconstruction . I can see why Hastwell & Lightfoot’s motto is “Wines Made for Eating”. You could dine on this for days. But if you have enough of it in the cellar, you could dine on it for a years. MoreWords from a Wineglass, Aug 2019

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Description

SIZE: 750ml
TYPE: RED WINE
ALCOHOL CONTENT: %
LOCATION OF MANUFACTURING: McLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA
SOURCE OF GRAPES: 100% McLAREN VALE FRUIT | ESTATE GROWN
BOTTLED: DECEMBER 2017
NUMBER OF CASES PRODUCED: 373

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SINGLE BOTTLE, SIX (6) BOTTLE ORDER (> $150), TWELVE (12) BOTTLE ORDER

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