2014 Singlefile 'The Philip Adrian' Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The continental cool climate sub-region of Frankland River sits within the north west corner of the Great Southern wine region (its latitude 34°39’S). The Riversdale vineyard, planted in 1997 on deep gravel over clay soils, on a north-south orientation, is located 7kms north west of the Frankland River township.
The Philip Adrian is Singlefile’s flagship red wine where every measure is taken to ensure only the best fruit and barrels are selected. This wine will only be made in exceptional vintages.
The wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon (Houghton clones), the fruit picked and sorted in April 2014. It was cold soaked in a small fermenter for six weeks with minimum pump overs before undergoing an extended and gentle maceration. Sixty-five percent of the wine was matured in new Bordeaux oak barriques for eighteen months. The balance went to one-year-old (25%) and two-year-old (10%) Bordeaux barriques (for the same period). The wine was bottle aged for a further twelve months before release.
This wine displays aromas of delicate spiced blackberry and plum fruit which continues on the palate and integrates with lingering dark chocolate tannins.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
97 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2017
95 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Jun 2017
18.5 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Oct 2017
97 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Sept 2016