Brash Higgins 2013 ‘CBSV’ Cabernet Sauvignon



Additional information
Harvest date: March 17, 2012
Hand selected
Fermenter type: Open
Cap management: Hand plunged two times daily
Days on skins: 14
Time in oak: 15 months
Oak origin: French
Oak age: 50% new, 25% 1 year, 25% 3 year 
Bottling date August 17, 2013
Closure: Stelvin +
100% Cabernet from Omensetter Vineyard
pH 3.48, TA 6.30 g/l, Alc 14.3%

198 cases 

Price: $37 per bottle, $222 per 6 bottle case

The fruit for the 2012 CBSV was hand selected at the Omensetter Vineyard. The perfect 2012 vintage yielded excellent, full flavoured and balanced fruit, but minute quantities, producing a very limited parcel of 198 cases

‘The wine is about the perfumed nose; floral, sweet mint and cassis, with spicy notes of crushed caraway seeds, Earl Grey tea, and Dutch liquorice. On the palate the wine is smooth and rich with the sweet earthiness of roasted root vegetables, the acidity of rhubarb and the dark lusciousness of black currants. Still, the tannins are layered and finish dry, pulling the tongue in then releasing it keeping the wine feeling reserved and controlled.’ – Brad Hickey, Vinitor, August 2014.

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