Trueman represents Cabernet in Clarendon at its best. Its purity, its elegant style, its supple, polished nature... it’s a wine of its own. Distinct in character, this is not like Cabernet from the Vales below or the hills to the east. From its pretty, delicate florals and musk, through to its silky blackcurrant and kalamata juice and down to its dark carbon soul - Trueman is a modern Cabernet that encapsulates all the toil and antiquity of Clarendon. Echoing the unearthed prose of wine writer Ebenezer Ward from 1886 on the Cabernet sown from this very land - Trueman is “an excelled wine, of very marked flavor and bouquet”.
Trueman is the pinnacle of Clarendon Cabernet. This upland vineyard raises fruit of rare elegance without losing any of its perfumed intensity. There is nothing boisterous about it. Lithe tannins underlie a strap of lively blackberry, and perfect amounts of sinew, flesh and bright acidity guarantee a highly rewarding decade or two. Dead serious Cabernet for the aficionado.