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10. 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. The cultivator, you are focused and methodical. Master of your own inner fortitude. Structured, responsible and enduring. Conscientious and dutiful.

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

Your Saturnian stability is ever present, though you often seek rebellion. Deeply serious in nature, and yet you have a mischievous sense of humour. In the professional realm you may feel complete confidence,  while in matters of the heart you may feel strangely out of your depth. 

This contrasting self-belief can create an inner tension. A frustration, as you aim to excel 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.

The fast road to progress leaves little space for reflection. You have difficultly accepting compliments and rarely acknowledge your own success. You are the undisputed taskmaster of the zodiac. In this pursuit of excellence, you forget to recognise your own achievements. Stopping to smell the roses will give you the perspective to appreciate yourself. 

You may not pay much attention to your emotions, being so preoccupied 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.