The fruit was hand picked in one batch, on skins for 2 weeks, matured in French oak for 3 years. Bottled manually, gravity fed. A further 15 months bottle age prior to release. 125 cases. The QOTE wines have developed a cult following, and like all good cult products, they each have a few polarising things about them that really appeal. In the case of this cabernet, that's 3 years in oak. It certainly makes an impact, however, apply to that what we already know about the endurance, power and intensity of the 2018 fruit in Margaret River and you may come close to the answer. It will be excellent and it will live an age, perhaps the longest in the region ... but it's best to exercise restraint in the short term.
95 points Erin Larkin winecompanion.com.au
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