This will be the second release of this special wine which is a selection of the best barrels of pure Cabernet Sauvignon, no other varieties, to form small cuvee. In 2017 we have transitioned into a wine purely from the Wilyabrup sub-region, a fact we deemed important enough to instill on our front label.
As is standard with this wine the fruit input was nothing short of impeccable, we gave it more time in barrel and more new oak than any of our wines, and it is slated for release 3 years after the fruit has harvested in the cooler 2017 harvest i.e. April 2020.
Continuing on form the early form of the 2016 vintage, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva is a fine example of elegance and poise, delivering plenty of texture, mouthfeel, flavour and complexity, with the everpresent typical Mr Barval balance which is seen across our wines and makes them so enjoyable to drink. This wine will reward cellaring for 10+ years but has the structured to live and evolve for at least a quarter century.
Total production of this rare wine was 748 bottles and 50 magnums.