2017 Cabernet Sauvignon By Mitchell Harris

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon By Mitchell Harris


2017 Pyrenees Cabernet Sauvignon just released…

The gentle west facing exposure and red/brown, rocky, free-draining soils of the Peerick Vineyard in Moonambel, provides ideal ripening conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured in French oak hogsheads (20% new) for 12 months, there is cassis, dark chocolate, mint, and fine chalky tannins driving a long and persistent finish. From the cooler 2017 vintage, the Cabernet is long and fine with vibrancy and freshness.

John Harris is a very talented winemaker, 2016 was a warmer year in Victoria with good viticulture practice and attentive winemaking producing a cabernet that is light on it’s feet with attractive floral notes and a svelte elegance that has been hard to find across the vintage.
A medium red with purple hues to the rim, the nose is bursting with dark cherry and blackberry fruit that is backed by the faintest of oak induced spice
The palate builds with cherry fruit moving to blackberry alongside tannins that are characterised by graphite, cigar box and earth. The finish sees a return of drying dark fruits with impressive length. Give this wine time and watch it flourish.”

Here is what others had to say about the 2016 Cabernet below. We reckon the 2017 is a lovely follow up vintage. Stay tuned for more reviews on this wine.

Rating: 94 Patrick Eckle – Wine Reviewer– July 2018

As with the Shiraz from the same vintage and vineyard, has restraint and detail. Excellent dark crimson; smells of the Aussie bush with gum leaves, wood smoke, warm earth, ferrous nuances and buckshot with a decent dose of blackberries and boysenberries. A structured yet buoyant palate, ribbons of tannin and a certain elegance seals the deal.

95 points – GOLD
Jane Faulkner, James Halliday Wine Companion, July 2018

“This is a cabernet with power. It’s relatively light in colour, funnily enough, and it feels cool and fresh, but it really packs a punch. Excellent.”
Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, 19th July, 2017

“Great length to boot, transparent and downright approachable.”
Stu Robinson, The Vinsomniac, 25th Juy 2017