James Halliday 95 points. 83% cabernet sauvignon, 12% malbec, 5% merlot. This is a delight - and a surprise. Instead of the usually slightly bony/hard mouthfeel of most of the Blue Pyrenees red wines, this is luscious and round, cassis, redcurrant and plum all intersecting, pliable tannins doing nothing to diminish the pleasure. Alcohol: 14.5%. Closure: screwcap. Tasted: Mar 2018. Drink By: 2030. Rating: 95/100. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. Gold, Australian Single Vineyard Wine Show 2018 Gold, Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2017
WA 92+ The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Hickinbotham offers the most saturated color. The aromatics feature Asian spices, violets, and incense along with expressive black fruits. Structured and tannic, bordering on austere on the palate, it is a muscular, brawny effort that will require 6-8 years of cellaring to become approachable. JM Dec 2009.
WA 92 The 2008 Hickinbotham Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has a very deep garnet-purple color and intense notes of black currant juice, Provence herbs, kirsch, chocolate, espresso, pencil shavings and iron ore. Full-bodied, very crisp and rich with a high level of fine tannins, it has a long coffee laced finish. Drink it 2012 to 2018. LPB Dec 2010.
WA 92 The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Sandown Vineyard is a more structured wine that will profit from 6-8 years of additional cellaring. Its drinking window will extend from 2015 to 2031. JM Oct 2009.
WA 93 The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Sandown is similarly styled. Spicy black fruit aromas mingle with mineral and floral notes leading to a medium to full-bodied wine packed with flavor. It will require 4-6 years to fully unwind but the balance is there for a graceful evolution. JM Dec 2009.
James Halliday 96 points. “Includes 4.7% petit verdot. This is a cabernet for real men. It spent 10 days on skins (including cold soak), matured for 18 months in French oak (45% new). The tannins, accompanied by dried herbs, are a positive feature extending the length of a very good wine anchored with blackcurrant fruit.”
100 AUD at Cellar Door. The Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle of Evans & Tate’s winemaking. A celebration of a stellar vintage for this noble variety, and the unique essence of the Margaret River region. Colour Deep, dark and intense red at the core with a lighter brick-red rim. Aroma The darker Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon characters are evident in this wine from the exceptional 2013 vintage; fresh black and red berry fruits with lovely violet perfume and hints of cedar. Palate Flavours of blackberry, mulberry and ripe plum with a pretty violet lift. An elegant layer of cedar and toasted savoury spices provide...
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018 Trophy - best mature red. Huon Hooke 95 points. James Halliday 95 points. "If you are looking for a Margaret River cabernet that is as classy as it is classic, with intensity of varietal cassis flavour springing from a medium-bodied palate at modest alcohol, go no further. Many vinification methods were used, and once in barrel, each was monitored for its development; thereafter, the wine spent 14 months in French hogsheads (20% new). To 2039." JH. Gold Medals: China wine & spirits awards 2018 Royal Hobart wine show 2018 Royal Melbourne wine awards 2018 China wine & spirits awards 2017 Halliday Australian cabernet...
Buy 6 or more and pay 55 sgd/bottle. Museum Release from the winery. James Halliday 96 points, Huon Hooke 95 points. Gold Medal Qantas Wine Show WA 2012. Gold Medal Rutherglen Wine Show 2012. Gold Medal Hobart Wine Show 2012. "Deep, vibrant garnet; the bouquet offers a complex array of red and black fruits, crushed leaf, cigar box and violets; medium to full-bodied with a gorgeous silky texture; fine-grained tannins coat the mouth as the fruit slowly reveals with the zesty acidity providing cut and thrust; long, layered and supremely age worthy." James Halliday 96 Winery Notes The 2010 Redbrook Cabernet Sauvignon epitomises the elegance of...
James Halliday 96 points. Dark red with crimson hues. Aromas of Blackcurrant, liquorice, and chocolate. The medium bodied palate is concentrated with fine dusty tannins. Flavours of red fruits and blueberry leading to a long complex finish.
n 1865 Thomas Hardy had the foresight to begin blending grapes from different regions, believing that the blending would enhance the different qualities of the grapes. His vision proved to be right and it has since become the inspiration for the Heritage Reserve Bin (HRB) range. in D670. Hardys has been making regional blends since 1865, so this simply follows Thomas Hardy's prescription. He, however, couldn't go to Coonawarra or the Frankland River, these two regions blended with McLaren Vale 150 years after the edict. The colour is deep but vibrant purple-crimson, and the full-bodied palate has the black-fruited power of a weightlifter and...
Wine Advocate 95 points. Gary Walsh for the Wine Front, 95 points. Wine Advocate Prettier and more aromatic than the very good 2015, the 2016 Cuthbert Cabernet Sauvignon hints at violets and mint on the nose and adds hints of cherries to the cassis fruit. Medium to full-bodied, it's supple, almost silky on the palate, with a finish that's simultaneously mouthwatering and firmly tannic. It should drink well for at least a decade. JC Sep 2018. You’d not find many people called Cuthbert these days, much like Gary, in a way. Blackcurrant/blackberry, liquorice, dark mint chocolate, pepper and bread dough. Medium to full-bodied, deep fruit,...
WINERY NOTES: Our Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon has been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal. A cooler than expected vintage caught many by surprise, the lower evening temperatures punctuated by a number of lighter rainfall events that slowed down the ripening process and allowed the harvest to run well into April. Clare always looks its best in the cooler seasons and these conditions have been very favourable in creating wines of great definition, character...
WINERY NOTES: Our Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon has been crafted through careful fruit selection, traditional winemaking techniques, sixteen months maturation in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads and bottling unfiltered to fully enhance the wines character and appeal. Appearance Brick red in colour with deep crimson hues. Nose The aromas of blackcurrant, cassis, tobacco leaf and subtle French oak char combine sweetly on the nose. Palate Richly flavoured and textured, the classic cassis and leaf notes carry through confidently from the nose onto the palate, beautifully supported by fine grained natural tannins, smoky oak influences...
What more can we say about the Majella Cabernet? 96 points James Halliday. Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon of Show, 2019 Cowra 96 Points & Gold Medal - 2019 Cowra Gold Medal - 2018 Rutherglen Powerful, rich, concentrated, complex and - as is the wont of cabernet sauvignon - may bite you with tannins or some other painful lesson. Well, that doesn't apply here, because the wine has too much in its favour as it rolls out endless velvety carpets for your teeth to rest on. Drink to: 2046; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion. Universally regarded as one of Coonawarra's greatest wines, it continues...
James Halliday 95 points. "Compact and taut, with firm varietal references across a veil of cassis, bay leaf, thyme and in these parts, olive. A chassis of verdant herb, dried and strewn across a long finish defined by youth, a little unresolved oak and the voice of immense potential." JH COLOUR Deep Crimson with a purple hue. NOSE Displaying a perfumed nose of dark berries and savoury characters. PALATE The palate is full of juicy berries and earthy notes that are supported by well integrated fine tannins. CELLAR POTENTIAL 8-10 years OAK Francois Frere Seguin Moreau Nadalie Cooperages MATURATION 16 months in 100% French oak.
James Halliday 95 points. "The tannins at this stable, evidenced by the top tier reds, are illustrious. This is no exception. fine-grained and woven across a seam of sage, bouquet garni and gravel. Texture, so fine. Currant, plum, pencil shavings and graphite, too, yet it is the structure uber alles that draws me in and keeps me coming back for another glass. A tapestry of complexity." Ned Goodwin Published 01 August 2019 COLOUR Deep Crimson with a purple hue. NOSE Displaying a perfumed nose of dark berries and savoury characters. PALATE The palate is full of juicy berries and earthy notes that are supported by well integrated fine tannins....
James Halliday 95 points. Located Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia. Hand-picked, destemmed, crushed, open-fermented, wild yeast, matured for 18 months in French oak (20% new). An interesting wine, the key to its individuality its 5-week maceration in skins, then being pressed direct to barrel. It finally comes out of oak and into bottle, bringing with it a fine stream of juicy dark fruits and fine-grained tannins. Drink to: 2043. Date Tasted: Feb 2016; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; James Halliday Wine Companion
James Halliday 95 points and Special Value Star. Dark red. Aromas of blueberry and liquorice. Intense dark fruit flavours of blueberry and currants on the palate with liquorice and dark chocolate. Firm tannins on a long finish. Char grilled rib eye with root vegetables and seasonal greens. The 2015 Vintage had dryer than average winter conditions resulting in a less vigorous spring and subsequent reduced yields across all varieties, this was followed with mild days and cool nights which resulted in a near perfect slow ripening pattern for both red and white grape varieties with fantastic natural acid retention, concentrated colour, intense...
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