Klein Constania

Marlbrook 2005

Marlbrook 2005

An excellent vintage due to an early spring, and mid-season rains that were precisely timed to alleviate vine stress before the final ripening phase of a warm vintage. 

Tasting Notes

Deeply coloured, with ripe blackcurrant aromas of cabernet, and undertones of damp earth and tobacco. The palate is full and round, showing good weight and structure and seamlessly integrated oak. A slight tannic edge on the finish will soften as the wine matures. 

Maturation

Will mature and improve in bottle up to 2015 

Barrel Aging

Select parcels of vines from our finest vineyard sites were small-batch fermented in 500ℓ French oak barrels. These individual batches were matured separately until the 1st racking, before being blended and returned to barrel for a total of 15 months. Each barrel underwent egg-white fining prior to bottling

Wine Details

Vintage: 2005

Alcohol: 14.45 % vol

Residual Sugar: 2.54 g/l

pH: 3.75

Total Acid: 5.36 g/l

Composition: 60% abernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Honours

Top Red Blend Terrior Awards 2008