Thursday, January 31, 2013

Springfield Estate Whole Berry Robertson Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 90 Points

New addition in the Springfield Estate stables, now in 500ml sleek bottle, perfect for a couple dining out, without having to worry about road block / drink and driving!

As name suggest this is an unfiltered and unfined whole berry, natural yeasts fermented Cabernet, with no pump overs, the aim is to be as gentle as possible.

Ruby red with slight garnet hue and brown towards the rim.

Clean, textbook Cabernet fruit with ripe blackcurrant, cassis and blueberry, excellent purity of fruit with stony complexity, subtle oaking with delicate graphite and cedar wood note.

Dry with dash residual sugar, juicy, plush ripe tannins on the medium plus side, savoury, moderate plus acidity, fresh and lively with lots of energy, moderate plus alcohol of 13.5% abv, shows it is possible to achieve very good ripeness in a warm region, without pushing the alcohol, hence friendly at the table.
Long and persistent, drinking very well now and until +/- 2019.