Inc McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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95 points - Halliday Magazine June/July 2022 - 100 Notes

A producer that turned my head last vintage and continues to rise to the crème of the Vale. Everything delicious! As good as warm-climate maritime cab gets. A benchmark cabernet for the region. Sumptuous, without being heavy. Ripe, without being sweet. Savoury, sans greenery. A long cylinder of tannins, alloyed, finely mettled and impeccably extracted. With courage. Blackcurrant, sage, saltbush, green olive and a creamy mocha core, in the best sense. Lovely drinking. Beautifully crafted. NG 14.5% alc

Ned Goodwin, MW - May 2022

This superb expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon will reward careful cellaring with an abundance of silky, mouth-coating fine grained tannins and amazing depth of flavour from our 65-year-old vines on Ingoldby Road. It'll peak at around 10 years in the cellar, in 2029-2030.

Tasting Notes

Produced from the 65 year old vines at our Ingoldby Road vineyard, our Inc Cabernet Sauvignon is the sibling to our Inc Shiraz. The berries are small and concentrated, with intense colour, flavour and structure. Open fermentation with extended skin contact is employed, with maturation in 100% French oak (35% new) for 18 months. A selection of only the best barrels make the cut to the final blend.

In the glass this Cabernet Sauvignon has an inky depth of colour. The nose offers blackberry, cassis, and black olive notes with just of hint of capsicum. The palate exudes these dark fruit characters, with spicy toasty oak supporting the intense fruit. The depth and intensity of this wine is complemented by the balance and elegance in this seriously concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon. The provenance of the old vines at our Ingoldby Vineyard are truly present in this beautiful example of McLaren Vale Cabernet.

Awards & Accolades

Halliday Magazine June/July 2022
100 Notes
May 2022
95 points