Maxwell Lime Cave cabernet sauvignon 2018


Vintage 2018.  ABV. 14.5%
Single Vineyard


2 in stock

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Maxwell Lime Cave cabernet sauvignon

Purple in colour with aromas of classic Cabernet featuring cassis and blackcurrant.
A generous palate with red currant, cranberry and cherry with integrated cedar oak. Wonderful spear mint and cigar ash nuances which give the wine lift and interest. The tannins are firm, textural and inviting, giving the wine real personality.

Flavours are persistent on the finish with soft tannins.
Given satisfactory cellaring conditions, it is expected this wine will drink continue to mature for 10- 15 years

This cabernet has a lot of tasty meat on it’s bones. Nothing hungry, stringy or stalky here. It is supple and glossy with a wonderfull infusion of spearmint and cigar ash wrapped in perfectly ripe, textural fruit.

TECHNICAL NOTES Varietal composition: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Region (GI): McLaren Vale
Winemaker: Kate Petering & Mark Maxwell
Oak maturation: 24 months in French oak hogsheads (30% new).
Alcohol: 14.5% alc./vol. pH: 3.54 TA: 7.2 g/L

The wine takes its name from a 60 metre long man-made cave. Dug to grow mushrooms in 1916 into the solid limestone hill that is now home to the estate vineyards. The hut-like entrance to the Lime Cave is depicted in the Maxwell of McLaren Vale logo. Above this cave, on the crest of the hill, there are 19 rows of “Reynella Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Planted in 1972, these vines originate from those brought into South Australia by John Reynell over 150 years ago.