Pedestal Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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James Halliday's Wine Companion
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Erin Larkin
SKU
PECM201810 UCAU
$24.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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**96 Points Halliday - Top 100 Wines Halliday wine Companion** At the edge of a national park, right on the ocean, the vines of Pedestal vineyard are twenty years of age and sit at the highest point of the Wilyabrup Valley. Here, on top of the hill, there isn’t as much loam and the soils are faster draining. Whereas other vineyards in the region are northwest facing, the slopes in this vineyard are south facing. The vineyard doesn’t see afternoon heat, and takes longer for the fruit to develop, making more delicate and more intense Cabernets. The vineyard produces finer boned claret blends. These soils in the northern part of Margaret River are iron rich laterite* loams with a good amount of gravel content, which drain freely and warm up quickly in the spring – vital for later ripening varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple. Classic cabernet aroma of blackcurrant. The wine is medium bodied with primary flavours of blackcurrant and bay leaf, layered with secondary cedar and chocolate. Velvety soft tannins and a long finish
**96 Points Halliday - Top 100 Wines Halliday wine Companion** At the edge of a national park, right on the ocean, the vines of Pedestal vineyard are twenty years of age and sit at the highest point of the Wilyabrup Valley. Here, on top of the hill, there isn’t as much loam and the soils are faster draining. Whereas other vineyards in the region are northwest facing, the slopes in this vineyard are south facing. The vineyard doesn’t see afternoon heat, and takes longer for the fruit to develop, making more delicate and more intense Cabernets. The vineyard produces finer boned claret blends. These soils in the northern part of Margaret River are iron rich laterite* loams with a good amount of gravel content, which drain freely and warm up quickly in the spring – vital for later ripening varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple. Classic cabernet aroma of blackcurrant. The wine is medium bodied with primary flavours of blackcurrant and bay leaf, layered with secondary cedar and chocolate. Velvety soft tannins and a long finish

Scores & Reviews

96 /

James Halliday's Wine Companion

From vineyards in Wilyabrup, matured in French oak for 12 months. It ticks all the boxes with its cassis fruit on the one hand, firm cabernet tannins on the other providing all-up balance. Exceptional value for a wine with an extended drinking window of opportunity.

95 /

Erin Larkin

Leafy cassis and blackcurrant hold hands with ripe raspberry and crushed black pepper. There is hints of liquorice and anise in there, too. At the price this is a ridiculously well structured, classically styled cabernet – I’m not sure what more you could possibly want. Supple. Succulent