Cabernet is king at Nocturne and the 2018 Cabernets is a modern blend that should resonate deeply with Cabernet lovers. Instantly perfumed and richly coloured, it’s a delightfully expressive, medium-bodied wine. Destined to be a classic!
This is Nocturne’s beloved Sheoak Cabernet and some Merlot from the neighbouring Simpson property. Vintage 2018 was perfect – not too hot or too cold, with moderately high growing-season rainfall and, most importantly, a long, dry, benign finish.
12 days on skins before pressing to tank and settling briefly. Transferred to a combination of new, two and three-year-old barrels to undergo malolactic conversion. Racked only once in this time and, after 15 months in oak, emptied from barrel and blended – 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 13% Merlot.