2013 Wirra Wirra Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon
RRP $68.99 per bottle
Our Price $56.99
$341.94 (6 x 750ml)
From the four coolest districts of McLaren Vale; matured for 18 months in French barriques (20% new), usual rack and returns. Vivid hue; this is a beautifully weighted and structured, medium-bodied cabernet, showing how much synergy can be generated between place and variety; pure cassis fruit has the finest line of tannin support imaginable, line and length perfect.
The ¾ tonne Angelus bell that sits proudly atop our cellars is rung to announce the start and finish of each vintage in McLaren Vale and for other suitable celebrations. For generations it rung out thrice daily from the Jesuit Church at Norwood at, 6am, midday and 6pm, calling the faithful to joyful prayer. In honour of that tradition, the name ‘The Angelus’ is reserved for only exceptional parcels of cabernet sauvignon which are selected and vinified at Wirra Wirra.
Colour: Deep claret with a bright red rim
Bouquet: Pungent red currant, blackberry and tobacco leaf . The darker fruits are infused with briary and leafy notes and with fresh cedar nuances
Palate: Layered and concentrated with red currant and blackberries, the long and chiselled palate has a medium bodied style with salivating acidity and fine sandy tannin structure. The wines brightness and natural structure will allow it to age gracefully for decades
Drink: 15 to 20 years under appropriate cellaring conditions
Food match: Saltbush lamb backstrap with celeriac gratin