Jackaman’s vineyard is home to Langmeil’s finest and rarest Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in the 1960s during the Cabernet revolution in the Barossa. This vineyard was lovingly tended by the colourful Barossan Arthur Jackaman, a World War II paratrooper, boxer and butcher who in retirement passed his small plot into Langmeil’s care.
Cassis and mint inform the nose of the 2017 Jackaman's Cabernet Sauvignon. It's a terrific success in a vintage that wasn't the easiest, with plenty of weight and richness on the palate, deeply concentrated cassis flavors and just hints of what must be a considerable proportion of new French oak; the bulk of those cedary, vanilla-tinged nuances have been easily absorbed into the wine. Supple and plush, it's already accessible—and might just as well be drunk over the next decade, while waiting for the 2018 to round into form.
Robert Parker - Wine Advoate
Cabernet increased dramatically in the 1950s and ‘60s bringing with it a new vision and direction for the Barossa. From its proud fortified wine heritage, it helped inspire the Barossa’s future as a premium dry red region.
Colour: Medium to deep crimson with purple hues.
Aroma: Lifted blackcurrant and blueberry aromas entwine with biscuity French oak, hints of liquorice and more savoury, black olive notes.
Palate: Bright, juicy and rich blue fruits flow onto the palate which is medium to full-bodied. Briary spice, black olive and cedary hints add to the complexity with a touch of new oak sweetness and silky tannins to add complexity to the fruity and velvety finish.
Cellaring: 2019 – 2029
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