2017 Lady Douglas Cabernet Sauvignon
The first members of the Tomlinson family arrived in Western Australia aboard the Lady Douglas on the 9th of July 1884. This wine recognises their voyage to a new life and celebrates my family's endeavours since. Edward Tomlinson – Winemaker
Tasting Notes: Medium to full bodied with a smooth, supple texture and flavour profile of blackberries and dark cherries. This release will continue to build and integrate over the medium/ long term.
Winemaking: Hand-picked and hand sorted this wine comprises 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. Matured in French oak barriques (30% new) for 16 months.
Vineyard Selection: The fruit is sourced exclusively from Lenton Brae’s vineyard located in the heart of Wilyabrup. 30% New French Oak. Cellar 2030.
96 points James Suckling.com, May 2019
“Attractive, ripe dark fruit with a wealth of blackberry and dark-cherry aromas. This has a very smooth, plush and intense feel to the palate with a rich array of ripe dark-fruit flavors, building to a thread of rich dark chocolate at the finish. Very plush, smooth and fluid. Drink or hold.”
"It’s a complete package, the real deal, done superbly and feels undeniably classy, if not a touch generous" Mike Bennie The Wine Front.com