Reillys Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon
Reilly's source fruit from older sites around the prime viticultural precinct of Leasingham, for the construct of an outstanding cabernet. Old, unirrigated vines, yielding parched and intensely flavoured berries, are the source of fruit which express fully the uniqueness and refinement of Clare Valley Cabernet.
The superlative vines are forty five years of age, closely cropped to yield a scant 2.0T/acre, whereupon the grapes are hand picked. Ferments are basket pressed and treated to an extravagant two years maturation in a selection of the finest French oak hogsheads.
Deep red colour. Savoury and earthy upfront followed by darker fruit, spice regional mint and eucalyptus with hints of blackcurrant, chocolate and lots of biscuity oak.
A rich, concentrated, palate with weighty flavours and nicely layered personality which combines elegance with power. This full bodied Cabernet delivers layers character, well integrated oak, fine tannins and lingering finish.