I visited the winery recently and was blown away by this. Yarra Valley Cabernet is the real deal! Take everything you love about Cabernet, and then remove the youthful "green" traits and you'd swear you were drinking a 10 year old $100 Coonawarra. Wow!
Perfumed aromas of ripe berry-fruits, anise and dark chocolate are complemented by beautiful French oak. The palate is juicy with savoury varietal flavours and finishes with fine, chalky tannins. Bottled under a screw cap closure this wine will reward cellaring for 10 years and beyond.
Fermentation took place in static fermenters. Colour and flavour extraction was maximised through regular pumping over and cap soaking during fermentation. The wine was then pressed into French oak barriques (25% new) where it was matured for 16 months prior to bottling.
Awards and Accolades
2014 Vintage: 95 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Hand-picked, prolonged cold soak, cultured yeast, matured in French barriques (25% new). The yields were low across the Valley, with small berries, but this wine is perfectly balanced and extracted, the mouthfeel supple, the flavours of cassis and briar completing an impressive work of wine."
From the Producer
Situated in Coldstream, Yarra Valley, Punt Road produce an ever-expanding range of wines. From Yarra Valley favourites Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, to exciting and inventive offerings of Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc amongst others. A Halliday 5-Star rated winery, the critics simply can't get enough of these awesome wines. Great value wines!
Don't Pay: $30.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Tim Shand
Drink now until: 2025
Alc/Vol: 14 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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