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2016 Agincourt Cabernet Malbec, Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

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2016 Agincourt Cabernet Malbec, Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

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OVERVIEW

From an excellent vintage, the ever popular Agincourt from Yarra Yering rarely fails to please and the 2016 vintage is no different. This Cabernet dominated blend, with a fair glug of Malbec is simply delicious with a juicy, high quality steak. In 2023, the Agincourt is probably hitting the very peak of its powers and should be bought and consumed right away.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Cabernet sauvignon 80% Malbec 20%. Agincourt Cabernet consistently exhibits classic cabernet characters of cassis and dark berry fruits, along with a unique leafy herbaceousness. The Malbec plays its part with inky robust plum and black cherry and ample tannins to provide beautifully balanced structure. 96 Points. James Halliday

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

This 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec is perhaps the most ideal wine for steak and beef you're ever likely to find. Pair with a delicious chateaubriand.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

Hand harvested, crushed and destemmed into the half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily with some extended time on skins to soften the Cabernet tannins. Basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in French Bordeaux all 2 year old shaped barrels for 18 months.

Fruit was sourced from the Agincourt block of Cabernet sauvignon planted in 1995 and Malbec planted in 1990. The Agincourt block is located at the eastern end of the vineyard and is one of the more sheltered sites. This Cabernet clone is distinctly different to the No1 clone being more aromatic and lifted.

PRODUCER NOTES

The philosophy of the winemaking at Yarra Yering is to do all the hard work in the vineyard so less effort is needed in the winery. The quality of fruit is of paramount important. The grapes are hand picked and whole bunch fermentation is a favoured practise.

Winemaker, Sarah Crowe.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend a minimum of 3 hours decanting before approaching this wine.

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    2016 Agincourt Cabernet Malbec, Yarra Yering, Yarra Valley, Australia

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Yarra Yering
    Wine Region Victoria
    Wine Classification Yarra Valley
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety 75% Cab Sauv/25% Malbec
    Vintage 2016
    Vintage Quality Excellent - Parker
    Maturity Will Improve with age
    Body Mid-Full Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 14.5%
    Bottle Type Bordeaux 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Steak, Roast Beef 
    Awards 96 Points - James Halliday

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