Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon is a speciality of Helm Wines and the Canberra District is perfectly suited to growing this wonderful variety. This wine is made from the wonderful contracted neighbours (Lustenberger) vineyard planted in 1996 . Helm Wines has been successfully making Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet blends since 1979 and has attracted numerous wine show awards and favourable critic reviews. The Helm Premium Cabernet sauvignon is only released when this vineyard produces perfect fruit,  and after the long two years plus maturation in French oak, then bench marked against some of Australia’s best Cabernets.


The Grapes  

The 2018 vintage was one of the most unusual with very low winter rain, frost free spring, excellent fruit set and good rains up to December then very dry till harvest. The conditions provide a record crop set, slow ripening conditions due to the lack of rain, which meant harvest was late – mid of April. Quality did not suffer and resulted in a record high quality vintage.  The 2018 vintage for Cabernet sauvignon, was a standout out ,and the wines show it – delicious perfectly balanced wines.

The Wine

The deep red hue is typical of Cabernet from the Canberra District, with a rich berry and spicy bouquet. An outstanding wine of soft tannins, rich dark fruit and cherry palate with balanced oak tannins.  After cold soaking and 25% whole bunch fermentation, it is a selection of the best casks over two + years in French oak. 

Cellar for
Enjoy now or cellar to 2035.
Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon is an outstanding single vineyard
wine which  will cellar for 15-20 years.       

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Vintage 2018
Winemaker Ken Helm
Region Canberra District
Harvested April 2018
Bottled November 2020
Alcohol 13.5%
Maturation French new and old oak