Byrne Family, Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Honouring the generations past and yet to come, these Byrne Reserve range is selected from our two Clare Valley dry grown and low yielding vineyards with a total of 11 ha.
Stylish and regionally typical, this Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant and savoury.
Titratable Acidity 6.3 g/l
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Clare Valley, South Australia
Winemaking 2016 Clare vintage high in quality and slightly higher in yields. A stress free 2015 winter allowed the vines to store extra nutrients for potentially better crops.
Spring saw good rains and little frost, and advanced growing which lead to early harvest time with the right mix of vine stress without disease pressure.
With just over 11 hectaresof Cabernet Sauvignon, our estate grown fruit shone in these conditions for a richness and concentration of flavour.
Placed in older French barrels, and bottled with minimal filtration, the result is a true expression of Cabernet from the Clare region.
Colour Deep red currant colour.
Nose Briar blackcurrants, ripe plums and chocolate.
Palate The central palate is black currant cassis with creamy oak and cedar. Elegant in structure, the cherry finish is savoury and soft.
Food Pairing: Richly herbed lamb rack, slow roasted joints, spicy plum ribs
94 POINTS/GOLD Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases Dec 17
2014 vintage - no release
92 Points 2016 Wines Showcase Magazine – New Releases
SILVER Medal 2016 AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna class 21
BRONZE Medal 2016 Decanter Wines Awards UK
BRONZE Medal 2016 Adelaide Wine Show Class 26
GOLD Medal - Mundus Vini Spring 2015 Germany
SILVER Medal - UK International Wine Challenge 2015*
BRONZE Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
*“Inviting ripe berry fruit aromas. Rich ripe elegant black fruit palate with long elegant and complex finish” UK IWC15