Battle of Bosworth 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery/Brand: Battle of Bosworth
The 2006 Cabernet has a bright crimson colour and a nose of black chocolate, fresh black fruits, cedar, a hint of charcuterie and fruit of the forest. The palate is full, fresh and of middle weight, with sweet dark fruit and fine tannin length.
Picking Dates: 25th, 28th March and 11th April 2006
pH Level 3.56
Total Acidity: 6.57 g/L
Alc/ Vol: 14.5%
Bottling Date: 13th September 2007
Winemaking: Traditionally made in open fermenters and matured in a mixture of both old (60%) and new (40%) French and American oak. Of the new oak component, 90% was French and the balance American. The Cabernet Sauvignon has benefited from the addition of a small percentage of ‘cordon cut’ ‘Amarone’ style Cabernet which was left to dry on the vine for about two weeks after harvest. Separately fermented and matured, it was blended back just prior to bottling. This ‘Amarone’ style component adds an interesting twist to this single vineyard wine.
96 points. Very deep, almost opaque black purple colour with black purple hue. Perfumed Cabernet nose with top note of violets followed by blackcurrant, cedar, spice and confectionary showing strong varietal character. Mint end note. The palate mirrors the nose, again showing strong ripe Cabernet fruit. Flavours of blackcurrant, spice, confectionary and plum emerge, delivering a full flavoured palate, followed by a very spicy back palate and aftertaste. Nicks Wine Merchants, April 2008
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