The 2020 Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon by Wild & Wilder shows an array of perfumed characters such as violets, oregano & thyme, along with glacé cherry aromas. Sweet ripe cherry fruit dominates the front palate which then develops into a more savoury wine, showing earthiness, toasted spices and lovely dried herb characters. The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon from Langhorne Creek has Medium-weight, translucent crimson colour.
The Pugilist Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from two vineyard sites in Langhorne Creek, both of which are above the flood plain. Soils are of sandy loam with some iron rich red soils. Both vineyards are trellised and spur pruned to produce low yields which ensure balance and flavour. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine spends 10 months in French oak barrels.
2015 Vintage: Bronze – Decanter World Wine Awards
2016 Vintage: Silver – International Wine Challenge
2010 Vintage: Commended – International Wine Challenge