2018 was one of the best Beechworth vintages in recent years. A long, dry season with moderate daytime temperatures and cool nights produced wines with incredible freshness & intensity of fruit flavour, balanced by elegant acidity and ripe structural tannin. Cabernet Sauvignon, as one of the latest ripening varieties, benefitted enormously from the ideal conditions, producing an exceptional wine that is powerful enough to stand alone as a single variety wine – James & Co’s first! Fresh aromas of plum, blackberry & cassis are complemented by hints of tobacco leaf, cedar and vanilla – the palate is rich yet beautifully balanced with great length of flavour and soft structural tannin. This wine is a regional classic that will cellar well for many years.