There is an intensity in the nose that just jumps out of the glass. These aromatics reveal red fruit, wild berries, chocolate cherry and a little floral that is layered with sweeter dried herb and underforest notes in the background.
Complimenting the fruit aromatics are very expressive aromas that include French vanilla oak, almond, nutmeg and exotic spices with layers of stone minerality that really explode from the glass. The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is so very interesting and intriguing both aromatically and texturally on the palate; finishing with those signature Roy Estate silky and smooth tannins. It’s got wonderful richness, good mouth feel, intense precision, elegance as harmonious, layered and polished.
Mother Nature not only set the pace for 2011, but also dictated extremely low yields.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered August 16, 2013.
Concrete tanks / Open top fermenters
100% barrel fermentation
20 months in new French oak.