Freehand Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
- Vegan Suitable
- No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)
Winery/Brand: Freehand Natural Wines
The nose is showing lovely aged characters of leather beeswax and tobacco leaf, and a little earthiness...so inviting. On tasting the mouth-feel is heavenly; smooth and silky, The flavours here are cedary with a savoury edge, and just a hint of blackberry fruit. This is a bottle you'll sit down with and be surprised how quickly it has disappeared and you'll still want another glass.
Michelle says: "What a rare pleasure to be able to taste a 14-year-old preservative-free wine. This 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Great Southern region in western Australia as aged very well. It is delicious and a bargain for around $30 or under."
Tasting Notes from the winery:
Colour: Deep Ruby red with some vivid violet hues
Aroma: Raspberries, plums and Blackcurrent, secondary characters of anise and cedar notes.
Taste: Rich, complex and mouth-filling. This is a wine to sit on and peel apart the layers. Sipped and savoured, time in glass improves the experience.
Background: The gentle winemaking process has yielded soft juicy tannins. While extended maturation in old and new French Oak has produced a wine of refined structure. Aged in bottle at a constant temperature for 10 years has produced developed flavours and textures, whilst retaining fruit freshness.
Freehand wines are created using organic/biodynamic grapes; grown with maximum attention, vinified with minimal intervention andno preservatives are added. The vineyard is not certified although the Eastwell family have been practicing organic/biodynamic principles since 2008.
|Region||Great Southern, WA|
|No Added Preservative||Yes|