Cab 2016 med


Cabernet Sauvignon

estate grown

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Lariana Cab Sauvignon in 2016 achieved balance, as the vintage allowed all the blocks to be picked at their optimum ripeness. Aromas are layered with dark plums, dried Mediterranean mulberries with hints of licorice and cedar. Plump and delicious, it fills the mouth with flavours of juicy black cherries, espresso-scented chocolate with an underlying streak of cassis. All this explosive richness transforms into a silken graceful finish. Pairing alongside simply grilled thick lamb chops comes to mind.

~ Senka Tennant, winemaker

Technical Details

Cases Produced: 196

  • Alc: 14.5
  • pH: 3.82
  • TA: 6.08

Harvest Date: October 21st – 24th, 2016

Bottling Date: June 8th, 2018


17 months in Oak, 33% new, 90% French 10% American

Additional Tasting Notes

It begins with generous aromas of cassis and black cherry. On the palate, layers of black cherries and black currant mingle with spice and chocolate. I scored this 93 when I tasted it from the barrel a year ago. The time in bottle since then has made the wine even better. 95

~ John Schreiner, author & wine critic

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