McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Photo
Region: New South Wales
Origin: Australia

Tasting Notes

Colour: An intense red purple. Aroma: A distinctly varietal nose of vibrant blackberry, bay leaf and dark chocolate fruits, coupled with sophisticated graphite oak. Palate: Classically structured, full bodied Cabernet, with silky cassis and dark chocolate fruit, finishing with fine grained varietal tannins.

Available Formats: 750ml

Appellation: Hilltops, NSW
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Pack Size: 12/750ml
Residual Sugar:
Vinification: Select blocks were machine harvested in the cool nights prior to being destemmed into open top fermenters. After an average maceration period of 10 days the ferments were air bag pressed, settled and racked to oak for maturation. Oak used was a combination of French hogsheads at 25% new, the balance being 1 to 3 year old barrels. Maturation in barrels was for 16 months with minimal rackings before being carefully blended, lightly fined and filtered before bottling.
Food Pairing: Pork and veal meatball spaghetti. Slow cooked beef with creamy mash.

Awards & Accolades

  • 90; James Suckling

History of McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

After one of the wettest winters on record the growing season followed up with a cool spring & a warm summer. This resulted in healthy vines with robust canopies and moderate yields. The harvest period was then 2 weeks behind average. This slightly later harvest allowed the fruit to mature to full flavor ripeness in cooler conditions. This has resulted in fantastic wines with vibrant flavors, balanced acid and gentle tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was one of the highlights of the season with vibrant varietal character and velvety tannins.