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2014 Domaine Naturaliste Morus Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Naturaliste

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Our Price: $74.99 / bottle (RRP: $85.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'An opulent and wonderfully rich Cabernet that doesn't lose its shape or integrity as it fills the senses.'
98 Points - James Halliday

  • Domaine Naturaliste's finest cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Margaret River. A single vineyard selection of the prized “Roche clone” with plantings in 1978 and 1982. These fully mature and majestic vines are some of the oldest in the region, planted by the second wave of winegrowing pioneers. The gravelly soils of the vineyard are flanked by the dominant native hard wood trees named Jarrah. Jarrah trees are a favourable and exact biological indicator that the site is ideally matched to Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The fruit was harvested based on achieving a balance of tannin and flavour ripeness while maintaining fruit freshness. The wine was vinified and macerated on skins for three weeks, before the fresh purple wine was barrelled down into 225 L French oak barriques.

    52% new barrels until the wine has achieved its own harmony, which was 14 months. The barriques are primarily from forests the Center of France, Troncais and a touch of Bertrange. The wine then enjoys another year in bottle before release.

    14.0% alc/vol

    TASTING NOTES

    Fruit expression from this site includes violets, cassis, and mulberry. Indeed, mulberry is a very attractive fruit character which is a unique part of the terroir expression of Margaret River Cabernet. This cuvee is named to reflect this unique mulberry character – Morus australis being the genus and species name for the mulberry tree.

    Mulberry, cassis and cocoa flavours mingle with exotic spices, anise and a hint of aromatic violet. This wine has extraordinary fruit character displaying depth and poise. Elegantly structured with fine, silky ripe tannins, this wine is to be cherished and is destined to evolve over time. A finely detailed wine.

  • REVIEWS

    'An opulent and wonderfully rich Cabernet that doesn't lose its shape or integrity as it fills the senses. When John Wade was in his winemaking prime in the '80s he discovered that Burgundian-cooperd Troncais oak, normally associated with Pinot Noir, worked magically with Cabernet, and it's part of the richness of this wine. Cassis and mulberry go hand in hand (as they do in Coonawarra), aided and abetted by the tannins softened in the maceration period.'
    98 Points - James Halliday



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