von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 vintage
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95 James Halliday

$89.50

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Great Barossan cabernets come from rare and special sites...
Sites where the land is flat, the air is cool, the soils are deep and the vines are protected from the afternoon sun, just like the one on which the fruit for the von Kasper is grown. True to both region and varietal, the von Kasper displays the intense fruit expected from the Barossa, with the essential underlying herbaceousness of the cabernet.

von Kasper Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes

Vineyard

H Block: Deep red clay loam | Western bank of Greenock Creek | Old clone | Low topographical position | Slight easterly aspect | East-west oriented rows

Upshot: Intense fruit | Consistent varietal characteristics | Herbaceous notes

Vintage

Rainfall: Rain event in early February | Dry thereafter

Temperature: Mild Summer temperatures

Upshot: Delayed harvest | Outstanding flavour development | High natural acidity | Wines of poise and balance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | 8 days on skins

Oak: French: 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation

Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5% | pH: 3.56 | Acid: 7.0g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 24th March 2017 | Bottled: December 2018 | Released: October 2019 | Enjoy: Now to 2047

Profile

Profile: Blueberry | Blackberry | Rosemary | Mint | Eucalypt

Texture: Fine tannins | Great length | Fresh acidity

Characteristics
Animal: Black Panther

Vehicle: Porsche Panamera Turbo

Musical: Bass Trombone