A deep red in the glass with intense dark berry fruits on the nose alongside cassis, cigar box aromas and some very well integrated vanillin oak. The palate is full bodied, showing impressive dark currant fruit characters with dusty oak complexity which makes for a long and rich finish. The St George is full of classic Cabernet fruit, balanced beautifully by the big, ripe tannins. St George offers great weight of palate, intensity and complexity. It’s absolutely delicious, along with a substantial ability to age. As these old vines mature, they slowly struggle to extend their reach to water beneath the soil, overall growth is restricted which reduces their overall yield, resulting in a long ripening period that slowly builds intense and concentrated flavours.
“Very good depth to the colour; a died-in-the-wool classic Coonawarra cabernet, with both bouquet and palate exuding blackcurrant and blueberry fruit sustained and complexed by persistent but silky tannins and judicious use of French oak (70% new)." 96 Points Drink to 2031 James Halliday
“It tastes earthen and curranty and dusty, with quite a deal of tannin churning through the finish. Excellent violetty, chocolatey, pencilly hit on the finish, too – but drinking it at its best is going to require patience. I tasted this late last year and its tannin structure seemed more muscular than it does now, though I still reckon it’s still nicely set for the future ... I’m a fan of Lindemans St George cabernet sauvignon. Epitome of Coonawarra cabernet.” 93 points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
“St George is the archetypal full bodied, engagingly complex Terra Rosa flagship red wine, sourced from the celebrated twelve hectare St. George Vineyard, known to feature some of the oldest, most reputable plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon in all Coonawarra. St George is the fruit of painstaking viticulture, treated to a century and a half of accumulated skill in winemaking. An excellent wine with intense lifted cassis fruit nose and lovely fresh dusty oak aromas and nice complexity. Plenty of flavour impact; sweet fruit and tarry oak!” -Winestate.com
The winemaker says:
This wine was matured for fifteen months in a combination ofnew (50%) and one year old French oak hogsheads and barriques. Colour: Deep red with a crimson hue and a good depth of colour. Nose: Lifted brambly dark fruits with regional earthy character, complex cinnamon, spice and nuttiness from the French oak. Palate: Medium to full bodied showing regional Cabernet poise and elegance. It has sweet brambly blackberry fruit with touches of Dutch liquorice and tar. This wine has excellent mid-palate sweetness, supple structure with seamless balance and length. – Brett Sharpe Winemaker
Don't Pay: $80.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Coonawarra, SA
Winemaker: Brett Sharpe
Drink now until: 2030++
Alc/Vol: 14.3 %
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