We named this wine in honour of Master Potter Hoffmann who settled on the Liebich property in the 1850’s and left his thumb print on each of his creations.
We are proud to present the 2012 Thumb Press Cabernet Merlot. Lovers of a good ‘ol classic red blend won’t be disappointed.
These perfectly paired varieties were grown on the Liebich property in the eastern foothills of Rowland Flat where heavier red brown black soils predominate.
This wine was hand plunged and basket-pressed, then spent 24 months in mainly seasoned French oak before being bottled without fining or filtration, to help preserve optimal fruit flavours. The 17% Merlot component delivers black cherry and mulberry blending seamlessly with the perfumed violet characters of the 83% Cabernet Sauvignon from low-yielding vines.
A wine of complete elegance and beauty from the excellent 2012 vintage. This wine was bottled in screw cap to immortalise the magnificent flavours beyond the life span of cork.
Enjoy now and for at least 10 years, particularly with lamb and duck dishes.
Taste Notes: Medium body, crimson brick red colour with brick red hue. Full ripe mulberries and cherries with a hint of floral violet entwined with soft spicy oak and a refreshing acid linger on the finish. A rich and rewarding mouthful!
Alc. Vol. 14.5%
Case: $302/12 bottles (save $34)
Previous Vintages: 2005, 2010, 2012