Our Kakaba Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 was awarded 93 points by James Halliday
"From two vineyards at Kuitpo and Gumeracha, the first with clones G8V3, MV6 and D4V2, the other with clone 777. The colour is very good indeed, still crimson-dominated, the bouquet as fresh as the colour suggests; red cherry and plum dominate the palate through to the midpoint, where spicy/savoury notes take over."
The Kakaba Reserve wines represent the pinnacle of our Adelaide Hills winemaking.
Small parcels of wine, made from the highest quality grapes, nurtured in the vineyard and then very carefully treated in the winery, with minimal winemaking intervention and sensible use of quality French oak.
Our aim is to make elegant wines which express the terroir of the vineyard and exhibit purity and vibrancy of fruit.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2013 Kakaba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has luscious blackcurrant and blackberry fruits, integrated with nuances of mint and licorice spice and a hint of tobacco leaf. Full bodied with firm velvety tannins, exceptional fruit length and a savoury finish"
"Fermented and matured in 60% new French oak for 18 months prior to bottling, this excellent Shiraz has rich plum and fruitcake aromas, with nuances of blueberry fruits and hints of violets, lifted savoury spice and a touch of cured meat. Full bodied with integrated oak spice, exceptional length and velvety tannins"
"Dark cherry, with rich plum overtones, cinnamon spice with hints of chocolate and vanillin. Medium bodied with balanced mineral acidity and textural savoury tannins"
2013 Pinot Noir
"The fruit was sourced from Kuitpo in the coolest, southern most part of the hills and is a mix of G8V3, MV6 and D4V2 clones. The resulting wine exhibits elegant dark cherries with lifted Satsuma plum and nuances of beetroot, integrated cinnamon spice and hints of fennel seeds. The wine is well balanced with length, drive and persistence"