Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich dark red with black tints. Aromas of blackcurrant, black olive and bay-leaf with lifted notes of coffee bean, cocoa and cedary oak spice. Medium to full-bodied, this wine shows an array of blue and black fruit sweetness on the mid-palate, with classical cassis and blueberry notes to the fore. Savoury notes of roasted meats, cooking herbs and coffee grinds combine with oak notes of dark chocolate and graphite to add depth and complexity. A refreshing blueberry acid line provides poise and length, while an array of fine tannin provides structure and form. 18 months maturation in a combination of new (30%) and seasoned French oak barriques. Tannins are plentiful – providing a structural framework to the wine and ensuring good cellaring potential of 8-12 years, however they are sufficiently matured to allow for immediate enjoyment.