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The 10-acre Block 42 was planted only 30 years after the great 1855 Bordeaux Classification and comprises the oldest plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon continuously produced in the world. The recent 2004 vintage resulted in beautifully aromatic, perfectly balanced and ripe Cabernet Sauvignon from Block 42, Kalimna Vineyard. The fruit was handpicked and fermented in 'headed down' static fermenters. The wine completed fermentation entirely in seasoned new oak hogsheads.
The winter 2000 in Australia was quite dry and Spring was cold and miserable. Summer and Autumn had a few rainfalls through them, with temperatures were normal. The results were very low crops producing wines of nice fruit character and extremely juicy but not particularly tannic (below average). The wines are lovely fruit wines.