Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Australia, ACT (Canberra)
#Red  #Cabernet  #NSW / ACT  #Canberra District  


"Cabernet has always been a speciality of the Helm winery and the Canberra District is perfectly suited to growing this wonderful variety. It has similarities to Bordeaux and is influenced by eastly winds in the summer which are thought to be important as they bring a whiff of salt. Helm Wines have been successfully making Cabernet sauvignon wines since 1979. However, a trip to Bordeaux Premium Growth wineries in 1999 by winemaker Ken Helm, with his son Matthew and grape growing neighbour Al Lustenburger, is when they developed the recipe to make consistent premium Cabernets in the Canberra District. The 2005 vintage was the first release, and immediately attracted rave reviews from wine critics, wine show awards and support from the consumer.

The wine was released after two years of careful oak maturation, which requires the utilising of new and up to 4 year old casks, and then 3 months to settle after bottling. Helm Wines decided, like the Bordeaux premium makers, to mature the wine for the customer before release.

A well-balanced and elegant wine with the richness of berry fruits and butterscotch flavours deriving from two years maturation in oak casks. Fine tannins provide another dimension to the wine, which can be enjoyed now or over the next 20 years."
Helm Wines