2021 Mandala 'The Butterfly' Cabernet Sauvignon (Re-Release)Regular price$48.00 Sale price
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This wine is lovingly dedicated to Charles' late sister Vanessa, whose name in Greek means "butterfly". Vanessa enjoyed her heavy red wines, especially a good Cabernet Sauvignon.
Blackberries, dark cherries, hints of raspberries and summer pudding alongside toasted coconut notes. Finely textured, tannins are juicy and persistent with olive tapenade, red-skin cranberry and spice characters.
The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was de-stemmed and crushed into open-top vats for fermentation on skins. The ferment was plunged daily and left on skins for a total of 30 days before being transferred to an open screen press and gently pressed. Matured for 22 months in French oak prior to blending and bottling. 14.4% alc/vol.
96 Points - Gold - Philip Rich - Halliday Wine Companion 2024
"A single-vineyard wine made from 34-year-old vines grown at Dixon's Creek. Fermented for 12 days and left on skins for another 30. Matured in French barriques (50% new) for 22 months. A deep-ish ruby garnet. Classic cool-climate cabernet with aromas of pure blackcurrant fruit, gentle cedar notes, freshly crushed black pepper and jasmine. Medium-bodied and impeccably balanced, ultrafine and persistent tannins make this approachable now, with the promise of more to come over the next decade."
Meal Pairing Suggestions
V: Morrocan Tagine with almond and chickpea couscous