Brown Brothers Patricia Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
In 1885 at the age of eighteen, John Francis Brown planted Shiraz grapes on his Milawa property, located in the lower reaches of King Valley. Several generations of winemaking expertise have since accumulated and are brought to bear on this most illustrious edition within the Brown Brothers portfolio. Grapes are destemmed and crushed to fermenters with the use of some juice run off to concentrate fruit flavours and intensity. Select small batches are cared for at the Brown Brothers Kindergarten Winery before assembling into an intense and concentrated wine. Patricia was matured eighteen months in a selection of mostly new French oak barriques before bottling and a further spell of cellar ageing. Alcohol 14.0%
A stately Victorian Cabernet Sauvignon and the Brown Brothers flagship, released at five years of age. The most superlative parcels are vinified and assembled each vintage into a powerhouse of a wine with intense blackberry palate and juicy tannins. Fruit is sourced from outstanding sites, the Ray and Politini vineyards on King Valley, Zantvoort at Mornington Peninsula, Glenkara in the Pyrenees and Taylor Vineyard at Beechworth. A rich and concentrated Cabernet with sweet berry flavours and fine oak characters to compliment a long dry finish.
Deep crimson colour. Complex aromas of red berries and blackcurrant, while the influence of French contributes a gentle cedar lift. The palate is rich and concentrated with sweet fruit and hints of nutmeg. Exhibits great length and is well structured with ripe flavours and seamless elegant finish. Patricia has evolved beautifully after several years ageing under the Brown Brothers cellars, softening the palate and integrating tannins.