Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 26° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and all of the parcels were matured for 16 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Showing lovely bottle-matured complexity, it’s delightfully inviting on the nose with dark berry, leather, dried herb and cedar characters. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity backed by rounded mouthfeel and silky tannins with a lengthy savoury finish, making this an excellent food partner. At its best: now to 2022. 
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition

 

Sold Out
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.

Winemaking

The grapes were destalked (separating berries from the bunch) and placed uncrushed into small stainless steel open fermenters. A cultured yeast was used to start the fermentation and the tanks were hand plunged spending 7 days on skins at 26° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press and all of the parcels were matured for 16 months in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Showing lovely bottle-matured complexity, it’s delightfully inviting on the nose with dark berry, leather, dried herb and cedar characters. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity backed by rounded mouthfeel and silky tannins with a lengthy savoury finish, making this an excellent food partner. At its best: now to 2022. 

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

Silver Medal

Score: Silver Medal
Review by: 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition

 

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