Unfortunately our 2014 AR is sold out and with low crops from 2015, we made the decision not to produce our reserve wines. Therefore, we're holding back the release of the 2016 Arthur's Reserve until Nov 2019.
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This stylish wine is a tribute to Arthur Follett, who planted the first vines on the family property in the 1880’s.
A blend of 88% Cabernet, 7% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec, this wine is truly handcrafted from the vineyard through to the finished product. The grapes were carefully selected from 40-50 year old vines from our family vineyard on the famous Langhorne Creek flood plain.
Small open fermenters were used with maceration times varying from 8-12 days. The wine was then aged in 100% French Oak for 21 months with only the best barrels of the vintage chosen for the final blend, which remained unfined and unfiltered.
The resultant wine shows classic blackcurrant aromas with violets, mint and savoury characters. The palate has great depth and silkiness and shows wonderful intensity and length of flavour. With correct cellaring this wine will drink beautifully over the next 15-20 years.
gold medal 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
gold medal 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show
gold medal 2018 Royal Perth Wine Show
gold medal 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show
97 pts James Halliday's 2020 Wine Companion
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