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Past Vintages

Tasting Note 2015 Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon.pdf
Tasting Note 2014 Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cab Sav.pdf
Tasting Note 2013 Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cab Sav_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2012 Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cab Sav.pdf
Tasting Note 2011 RH HB Cab Sav_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2010 RH HB Cab Sav_no price.pdf
Tasting Note 2009 RH Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf
Tasting Note 08 RH Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf
Tasting Note 07 RH Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf
Tasting Note 06 RH Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf
Tasting Note 05 Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf
Tasting Note RH Hut Block Cab Sauv 04.pdf
Tasting Note RH MHUT03.pdf
Tasting Note RH Hut Block 02.pdf
Tasting Note 01 RH Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf
Tasting Note 00 RH Hut Block Cab Sauv.pdf

Technical Data

Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vine Age: 1968, 1980, 1985, and 2001
Sugar at Picking: 13.6 - 14.3 ° Baumé
PH: 3.66
Acidity: 6.3 gms/litre
Residual Sugar: 0.4 gms/litre
Malolactic: 100% 
Yeast Type: Saccharomyces cerevisiae   

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2015 Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon

$21.00

COLOUR: Deep full crimson red

BOUQUET: Rich, ripe cassis fruit showing hints of mint with oak derived mocha and vanillin highlights.

PALATE: Full of vibrancy, this wine has round, succulent varietal fruit with long tannins that give persistence and length.

FOOD SUGGESTIONS: This wine will be an attractive accompaniment to Venison, Beef Wellington, rich pasta.

CELLARING POTENTIAL: Appealing on release and has sufficient structure for 6-8 years of cellaring.

WINEMAKING NOTES: The fruit selected for this wine comes from our vineyard blocks to the south of the McLaren Vale township.  Some oak fermentation has been used to enhance the aroma of the wine. The individual ferments were assembled on the first racking to allow the blend to mature as one wine. Our philosophy is to augment, rather than dominate, the fruit with oak and as a result 25% of the oak is new or one year old, with the remaining being used in the previous blends.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Named after the picker’s hut at the front of the property, our Hut Block vineyards are planted on sand and black clay loam soils over a substructure of clay. We think that the intensity of our Cabernet Sauvignon can be attributed to these soils, while the mild maritime climate of McLaren Vale, in which cool evening and night breezes from the gully winds moderate the day time temperatures, suits this variety. Our emphasis is on low yielding vines that are pruned and trained to allow dappled light to reach the fruit zone to slow ripening and enhance aroma and flavour.

OAK TREATMENT: 25% new French oak, with older French and American oak

VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Good winter rainfalls provided the moisture in the vineyards for what was to become a dry and warm ripening season. January temperatures were above average. Significant rain that fell on Valentine's Day, provided initial anxiety but ultimately provided a much needed drink for the vines and delayed the harvest to allow flavour ripeness to develop. The result has been lovely, textured wines.

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