Yields are kept small and hand-harvested in this 100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The unique Perliss touch of aging in handmade terra-cotta vessels allows 20% of the fruit to develop its character without the influence of oak. The other 80% sees two years in French oak barrels made by small-production coopers. This opens with an intriguing bouquet of espresso and bacon alongside more traditional black cherry and violets. On the palate, plum, cherry, nutmeg and cocoa make for a bold attack. Espresso returns on the finish, along with a lingering tobacco note. This is one for the cellar, with tannins that would benefit from (and deliver on) a little more time in the dark.
Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Ravens has a deep garnet-purple color, prancing out of the glass with vivacious scents of blueberry pie, black currant cordial and fresh blackberries plus hints of cinnamon toast and clove oil. Full-bodied, the palate has an approachable structure of finely grained tannins and bold freshness supporting the tightly knit black fruits, finishing with a spicy kick. 346 cases were made.