Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
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 18 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

For our Grand Barossa wines we select grapes grown throughout the Barossa and its myriad of sub-regions. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our classic and refined house style. 

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and fermented in temperature controlled small stainless steel open fermenters. Fermentation takes place over 7 days with twice-daily hand plunging.

After draining the free-run juice, the skins are gently pressed before 18 months maturation in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot
Deeply coloured, it opens up with rich and dense aromas of mulberry and blackberry, with a distinctive edge of cedar and old oak in the background. A dry and juicy palate follows with impressive power thanks to lashings of dark fruit which are then given additional interest thanks to savoury, dark earthy tones. Dusty oak then gives a rustic feel to a long, dry and satisfying finish. It’s a traditional Barossan red in good form that will please fans of the style. Drink: 2022 - 2029
91 Points
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
Rim of red and core of a more inky magenta, this is as youthful as expected. A lifted and fully flavoured style offering some early complexity. Dry herbs, beef stock, black olives, warm earth, animal skins and black fruits. [...] Good acidity carries the flavours along a seamless palate. A wine of mid-intensity which lingers finishing with slightly furry tannins. 91 for the moment, expect 92 in a year and even higher over the next decade.  Drink: 2022 - 2030
89 Points - TOP VALUE
Review by: Aaron Brasher, The Real Review - Huon Hooke
Youthful and deep in colour. Ripe and plummy aromas, dates, spice, mocha and a touch of mint. Generously flavoured, quite soft, round and juicy. The tannins are supple as is the acidity—this is a very pleasant warmer-climate cabernet. Drink: 2022–2032
Youthful and deep in colour. Ripe and plummy aromas, dates, spice, mocha and a touch of mint. Generously flavoured, quite soft, round and juicy. The tannins are supple as is the acidity—this is a very pleasant warmer-climate cabernet. 12 MAR 2022
2022–2032Youthful and deep in colour. Ripe and plummy aromas, dates, spice, mocha and a touch of mint. Generously flavoured, quite soft, round and juicy. The tannins are supple as is the acidity—this is a very pleasant warmer-climate cabernet. Drinks: 2022–2032
 
92 Points
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Barossa cabernet sauvignon aged for 18 months in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels. Fragrant red and black berries are joined by hints of baking spice, cedar, red licorice, briar, dried herbs, licorice and pressed flowers. Medium bodied, with a nice red fruit flow, ripe, grainy tannins and some savoury overtones on the finish.

 

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 18 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

For our Grand Barossa wines we select grapes grown throughout the Barossa and its myriad of sub-regions. It is this tapestry of ‘terroirs’ which enables us to create our classic and refined house style. 

The grapes are destemmed, but not crushed, and fermented in temperature controlled small stainless steel open fermenters. Fermentation takes place over 7 days with twice-daily hand plunging.

After draining the free-run juice, the skins are gently pressed before 18 months maturation in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Reviews
92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot
Deeply coloured, it opens up with rich and dense aromas of mulberry and blackberry, with a distinctive edge of cedar and old oak in the background. A dry and juicy palate follows with impressive power thanks to lashings of dark fruit which are then given additional interest thanks to savoury, dark earthy tones. Dusty oak then gives a rustic feel to a long, dry and satisfying finish. It’s a traditional Barossan red in good form that will please fans of the style. Drink: 2022 - 2029

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
Rim of red and core of a more inky magenta, this is as youthful as expected. A lifted and fully flavoured style offering some early complexity. Dry herbs, beef stock, black olives, warm earth, animal skins and black fruits. [...] Good acidity carries the flavours along a seamless palate. A wine of mid-intensity which lingers finishing with slightly furry tannins. 91 for the moment, expect 92 in a year and even higher over the next decade.  Drink: 2022 - 2030

89 Points - TOP VALUE

Score: 89 Points - TOP VALUE
Review by: Aaron Brasher, The Real Review - Huon Hooke
Youthful and deep in colour. Ripe and plummy aromas, dates, spice, mocha and a touch of mint. Generously flavoured, quite soft, round and juicy. The tannins are supple as is the acidity—this is a very pleasant warmer-climate cabernet. Drink: 2022–2032

Youthful and deep in colour. Ripe and plummy aromas, dates, spice, mocha and a touch of mint. Generously flavoured, quite soft, round and juicy. The tannins are supple as is the acidity—this is a very pleasant warmer-climate cabernet. 12 MAR 2022
2022–2032Youthful and deep in colour. Ripe and plummy aromas, dates, spice, mocha and a touch of mint. Generously flavoured, quite soft, round and juicy. The tannins are supple as is the acidity—this is a very pleasant warmer-climate cabernet. Drinks: 2022–2032
 

92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Barossa cabernet sauvignon aged for 18 months in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels. Fragrant red and black berries are joined by hints of baking spice, cedar, red licorice, briar, dried herbs, licorice and pressed flowers. Medium bodied, with a nice red fruit flow, ripe, grainy tannins and some savoury overtones on the finish.

 

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