About This Wine
Maturation took place in new (60%) and second-fill French oak barriques for eighteen months, before final blending and bottling. Beautiful expression of Coonawarra Cabernet in a strong year. Powerful fruit drive and ripe Cabernet flavours with fine supportive chalky tannins. Regal and powerful, yet elegant structurally. A classic Coonawarra Cabernet from a strong vintage.
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The Coonawarra wine region is most known for its Cabernet Sauvignon that is produced on red “terra rossa” soil. This clay soil is one of the most notable in the “New World” of wine covering an area of only 15kmx2km. The terra rossa soil also overlies soft, penetrable limestone and it is this uncommon combination that makes this region so special.
“Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted variety in the world and Coonawarra is one of the few regions where free draining soils and maritime ripening conditions achieve the ultimate varietal expression.” Coonawarra.org
From Coonawarra Cabernet you can expect a medium bodied red with powerful yet polished tannins, luscious dark berry fruit, herb and mint flavours as well as satisfying length.
While half of region’s production is Cabernet, the limestone soils also suit planting of Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon blanc.
James Halliday – There is more finesse with Parker wines of late. This beauty right up there with its atypical, pleasing aromas of blackberry and boysenberries, the sprinkle of spice, freshly rolled tobacco, dried mint and earth. The palate is very neatly contained, textured tannins balanced, and a long finish.