Family Reserve Wines

Reserve 'Donald's Block' Cabernet Merlot 2018

Summit ClubPrice: $82.50

90 Points (Silver) - Halliday Wine Companion

The Cabernet for this wine is sourced from our oldest block of Cabernet (Donald’s Block), planted in 1968, which makes up a part of Delatite’s original plantings.


The fruit was fermented in small open topped fermenters and was hand plunged three times a day it was then left to soak on its skins for ten days to maximise its tannic profile. 

The wine spends 18 months in barrel. 80% of those barrels are new with 60% French and 40% American oak being used 

The wine is bottled without the use of fining* or filtration to maximise the quality of the flavours but this will lead to a deposit of harmless crystals being left in the bottle. 

The biodynamically grown block yields fruit with small and intensely flavoured berries that is the integral component of this wine.

*Fining agents are protein based compounds used to reduce the level of phenolics in the wine so it is vegan friendly.

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