Picked late April to early May, the season was warm with dry conditions prevailing throughout harvest. All blocks were hand-picked and sorted prior to crushing. An excellent year for Virgin Hills.
NosePure menthol fruit, minty and fresh, with hints of spice.
PalateThe palate exhibits flavours of mint and blackberry. A good acid and tannin balance prevails with a strong core of menthol and eucalyptus.
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Virgin Hills is a single vineyard planted in1968 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec and Merlot.
18 years after, Virgin Hills 1998 still has lots to offer, it is a very surprising wine.
Intense nose of mint, tea tree, cedar aromas and dried fruits.
The palate is well developed and shows flavours of menthol and tobacco. The wine is also savoury with hint of leather and game.
The Juveniles is a bold and seductive unoaked blend that represents a youthful wine made from old vines. Fruit from dry grown, low yielding vines is fermented, bottled and released early not dissimilar to a Nuevo style wine.
It is fragrant, intense and concentrated in flavour with blackberry, earth and Asian spices. Sensuous palate feel and tremendous length make this wine frighteningly drinkable now, yet with a constitution to mature in the cellar for many years.
The fruit is hand-picked at optimum ripeness-flavour, gently crushed, open-fermented and matured in a combination of French Oak and American Oak.
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