Red | Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Note
2013 Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine takes its name from a 60 metre long man-made cave, hand-dug in 1916 into the solid limestone hill that is now home to the estate vineyards. The hut-like entrance to the Lime Cave is depicted in the Maxwell of McLaren Vale logo. Above this cave, on the crest of the hill, there are 19 rows of “Reynella Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Planted in 1972, these vines originate from those brought into South Australia by John Reynell over 150 years ago.
The 2013 vintage produced wines of great depth. Weather conditions were kind with an average winter rainfall and a mild start to summer. There was a brief 2 day heatwave in early march but the overall result was excellent, even though the crop yields were down by 20% on a normal year.
Colour and Aroma
Deep garnet in colour. Aromas leap out of the glass with aromatic red currant, cranberry, cassis and a complex mix of herbs.
The palate is classic Cabernet. Concentrated flavours of cranberry, cherry and cassis taste like the day the grapes were picked, integrated with delicate cedar and vanilla oak. These flavours are elegantly balanced with firm tannins and a persistent mouth filling finish.
Given satisfactory cellaring conditions, it is expected this wine will drink particularly well at around 6 to 8 years of age.
- 2013 Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon - 94 points (James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion)
- 2013 Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon - 94 points (Australian Wine Showcase Magazine)
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- 2012 Lime Cave Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal composition Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Region (GI) McLaren Vale Wine Maker Mark Maxwell & Andrew Jericho Oak Maturation 24 months in French oak hogsheads (30% new). Alcohol 14.7% Alc./Vol. pH 3.45 Total acidity 7.40 g/L