Delicious Cabernet takes time, thought, wonderful rich fruit and then very thoughtful winemaking skills to be able to ensure all these wonderful ingredients are maximised to their full potential. Bit like you would hope your children take their very expensive educations and STUDY?
Anyway, the beauty of this vintage and wine is all of the above have been handled correctly. It is a Cabernet built for the ages - supremely approachable now but if you force a few into the cellar - WOW - years ahead look good.
A great vintage from Coonawarra and the resulting body of the wine is awash with dense dark fruits., leather and choca mocha tobacco and some tinges of leaf brooding underneath some bold oak and firm tannins. Hints of Coonawarra dustiness but really something special in the making.
Time will be the judge of how brilliant this wine really is going to be as a cellar dweller.
Awards and Accolades
2013 Vintage: 94 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Clean and pure. A flood of blackcurrant and mint with subtle tobacco notes drifting over the top. Classic flavour profile and with the structure to match, though it remains fluid, even seductive. Will mature gracefully and well."
From the Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon is Coonawarra’s pre-eminent grape variety. Parcels of premium fruit are selected, fermented and then aged in French oak barriques to produce this full-bodied and richly flavoured wine.
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Closure: DIAM Cork
Region: Coonawarra, SA
Winemaker: Sandrine Gimon
Drink now until: 2025
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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