Peos Estate Four Kings Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Manjimup, Western Australia) "...Cherry, chocolate box, blackberry..."
The Peos winery is nestled in the heart of Manjimup, in Western Australia's southwest corner. With all wines produced from estate grown fruit, owner Vic Peos consistently turns out award winning, high scoring wines lauded by critics and consumers alike with a focus on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. These wines represent outstanding value in today’s crowded marketplace.
The fruit was machine picked then de-stemmed/crushed into open fermenters and inoculated. The ferments were pumped over with aeration twice a day; temperature was held around 25°C. The wine was then drained to barrel for its Malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was blended, fined with egg whites and bottled after 18 months maturation. The wine is further aged in bottle before release.
18 months in Old & New French oak (20% New)
"Excellent dark garnet-crimson hue; nose a little dusty at first eventually blackberries and licorice with a touch of soy sauce comes up. While it's medium-bodied and fresh, the tannins remain brutish in this youthful stage." - 92 points, James Halliday