The Age of Light Cabernet is the newest edition to the Kaesler Icon Collection, launching with the 2018 vintage. 2018 is arguably one of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon vintages the Barossa has seen and it has been limited to under 300 dozen. The wine has spent 20 months in the best barriques from Bordeaux to ensure the integration of oak and fruit were at the perfect level prior to bottling. The 2018 Age of Light comes from a special old vine classified parcel, which was planted in 1985.
Vintage 2018 in the Barossa was one of the more memorable. Everything leading up to growing season was text book, one of those years that Mother Nature was in a good mood. Really good rainfall through late winter and into spring set the year up really well. A few timely summer rains without too much heat, and then the weather cooled down perfectly for the late ripening season.
Harvested in mid-march after a near perfect growing season for Valley floor Cabernet. The fruit spent 10 days on skins with light pump overs to ensure fruit purity and tannin profile was retained.
APPEARANCE: Dense crimson.
BOUQUET: Lifted leaf, blackcurrant and a hint of charry nutmeg oak.
PALATE: Pure and supple, unmistakably Cabernet from a vintage that will demand time in bottle.
FOOD MATCH: Best enjoyed with a roast lamb.
Region: Barossa Valley