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Capricorn— 2017 ABACUS ‘Wilyabrup’ Cabernet Sauvignon


Serious and structured Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River. This drop is determined and responsible, just like Capricorn. 

An intense aroma of baked black fruits, black olive tapenade, peppery Capsicum and faint herbal characters. Feels savoury, structured and focused, much like those disciplined Saturnian individuals. Robust, with a steely/mineral nerve. 

With a savoury intensity, this full-bodied Cabernet is not for the faint hearted. A serious drop that builds in heat and drives home with persisting length.


Winemaker’s notes

'Open fermentation using naturally occurring yeast, about 50% unprocessed on full stems and berries giving integrated tannin profile and rich texture. 11 month’s French barrel maturation. MLF completed on skins prior to basket pressing. Aromas of cocoa, chocolate, light violet, blueberry, blackberry tart. Palate of juicy blackberry, ripe plum and blueberry with a structured mid palate and dark chocolate phenolics. Drink now to 12 yrs.'


Capricorn Season - December 22 to January 20

Ruler | Saturn - Element | Earth - Quality | Cardinal


Capricorn, the cultivator.

You have incredible tenacity. Focused and methodical; the cultivator. Master of your own inner fortitude. Patient and enduring.

You possess a no-nonsense approach to life. Pragmatic and morally righteous your spectrum of view is black or white. You preferring not to play in shades of grey, yet contrast becomes you.

Your Saturnian structure is ever present, though you are comfortable in rebellion. You have a deeply serious side, yet you douse it in a mischievous sense of humour. In one realm you may feel complete confidence, while in another you may feel strangely out of your depth. This contrasting self-belief creates an inner tension. A frustration; you aim to be good at everything. Success and achievement define you. There is an almost bristling determination to your energy; a productivity that has little patience for mediocrity. Your nature is one capable of moving mountains. Yet, in this pursuit of excellence, you tend to underestimate your own achievements.

The road to progress leaves little space for reflection. You have difficultly accepting compliments and rarely acknowledge you own success. You are the undisputed taskmaster of the zodiac. However, all work and no play makes for a monotonous existence. Stopping to smell the roses gives you the much needed perspective to appreciate your efforts.

You don’t often pay attention to your emotions, being so occupied in other areas. You see things differently. Grounded in your focus and structured in your method. Emotions aren’t planned, measured or controllable, hence they are not your native language. Your values however, speak volumes to the strength of your character.

You’re a slow burn, but your fire lasts a lifetime.