Although from a reasonably warm vintage, the 2013 Medhurst Cabernet is dominated by fresh and bright aromas and flavours. Blackberry coulis, hints of cinnamon, clove and subtle floral perfumes drive the harmony in the wine whilst the melody is controlled by fine and talc-like tannins woven into a persistent and pleasant charry finish. With tremendous poise and elegance, the 2013 Medhurst Reserve Cabernet will continue to improve with careful cellaring for well over a decade. Ideal food matches are many, from slow cooked middle eastern lamb shoulder, a classic cassoulet or simply a dry-aged t-bone grilled to perfection with a simple salad
Farm and Vineyard sits on the ancient mountain derived soils of the Gruyere sub-region in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The 150 hectare property was planted to 12.3 hectares of vines in 2000, with blocks ranging from 130 to 208m altitude. The six blocks were specifically chosen to suit each variety planted; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Aspect, soil type and sun exposure are all maximised to produce wines of exceptional poise, balance and character. Winemaker Simon Steele ensures the vineyard and the wines are cared for by hand with great attention to detail and bottled on-site.