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2017 Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

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14.0%
Cellar to 2027
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
2017 Planta Circa Ancestor Vine Cabernet Sauvignon has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$62.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2027
Screw Cap
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • At 468 vines, and just a handful of bottles eeked out, this Ancestor Vine Cabernet from Planta Circa is the pinnacle of small batch wine-making.

    Not because the winemaker was having a little experiment, or trying something a bit out-there that they weren't confident with, but solely because the super-ancient grapes that went in to this wine are at the very end of their lifespan. Nearly 140 year old Cabernet vines from Lyndoch in the Barossa are the origins of this brilliant wine - now in its 5th vintage - which, given the vines age, means only a total of 900 bottles can be produced. The vines are old, weary and not so fruitful, but from what grapes do remain each vintage, the flavour is just otherworldly. Concentrated Barossa Cabernet, with so much vitality and viscous dense concentration, this is a unique opportunity to drink from some of the oldest still-producing Cabernet vines in the world.

    Made by Purple Hands, with winemaker Craig Stansborough at the helm (who also happens to be chief-winemaker at Grant Burge during the day) this might be one of the most exciting wines we sell all year. Get in on it. In the past this wine has received 98 points from Halliday, and 97 from Wine Front, while this latest vintage has notched up 95 points from Campbell Mattinson, (who was almost flummoxed about what score to give the wine, tossing up whether to go as high as 97 points). Get on it.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • We believe this wine displays all the elements of great Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and a wine that represents the pedigree of these ancient vines.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Vibrant colour leads to a nose of interesting and a complex array of aroma's including dark chocolate, earth, pepper spice, liquorice and blackcurrant, with hints of vanilla derived from the new French oak adding another sweet note. The full bodied textural palate combines sweet fruit, fine oak and fruit tannin to give the palate richness with balance. We believe this wine displays all the elements of great Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and a wine that represents the pedigree of these ancient vines.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Purple Hands is a boutique wine business located in the southern end of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Craig Stansborough and Mark Slade started Purple Hands in 2006 from humble beginnings. Just over a tonne of hand picked Shiraz was crushed and barrel fermented in Craig’s shed making around 100 dozen. The name (as you might've guessed) comes from the staining of their hands, as they crushed and handled the must through this first harvest. Ever since their first vintage the ultimate aim has been to produce premium Barossa Valley wines that speak of their 32 acre patch of dirt. As the operation has grown, the duo now produce a range of wines, sourcing fruit from nearby vineyards to supplement their own vines. This includes Grenache and Mataro, as well as Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 98 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    From a single vineyard owned by the Zerk family, planted 1880– 90, making it one of the oldest cabernet vineyards in Australia (and the world). Wild yeast– open fermented, hand-plunged, 8 days on skins, pressed to French hogsheads (44% new), on lees 17 months. This is pure and simple cabernet, elegant, long and finely structured. A great cabernet vintage for this great vineyard.

    95 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT


    The main source of this wine is a small patch of Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted near Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley in or around 1880. It's been on a fantastic run over the past few years.Wow. I'm tempted to describe this as elegant but it has so much power and I'm wary of giving the wrong impression. It offers pure blackcurrant fruit flavour and then layers boysenberry, bay leaf, dust, smoked meats and sweet herb notes throughout. It feels lively and svelte from the outset, though the power of the fruit takes time to unfurl. I considered rating this at both 94 and at 97; it's clearly of gold medal standard, it's just a matter of how high.'