Our King Billy is without a doubt a winemaking indulgence. The winemakers are always ‘playing around’ in the cellar and this wine has come about by us trying to show what the very best Cabernet from our oldest Mt Barker vines can look like.
Very simply. The best 4 barrels from our many batches of Cabernet Sauvignon have been held back, bottled with low intervention and then matured in bottle for 3 ½ years. The extended maturation in bottle rather than in oak is a conscious move to ensure the wine develops complexity but without losing its vibrant fruit character. This wine is still really fresh, with a good deep colour and already belies its age. ‘Seamless’ is a descriptor that describes it well.