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.
James Suckling 91 points. Fine-tannined and easy red with blackberries, blackcurrants and hints of black licorice. Medium body. Delicious finish. Shows finesse and focus. Jun 2019. Ray Jordan 91 points. Blackcurrant, black olive and a light leafy character float from the glass in this cleverly produced cabernet from Margaret River. Has a tight frame and core of fruit supported by savoury tannins and a little hit of oak. Best in the medium term. Cellar six years. 91/100.
5 Gold Medals so far.... Gold, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018. Gold, Wine Show of Western Australia 2018. Gold, Margaret River Wine Show 2018. Gold, National Wine Show of Australia 2018. Gold, China Wine and Spirits awards 2018. TASTING NOTES Colour Deep red purple heart with a bright red rim. Aroma The nose shows wonderful perfume and is layered with Cabernet fruits and a touch of savoury French oak. Palate Medium in body but with tremendous length of flavor and finishing with a varietal, dry tannin grip. CELLARING Will continue to develop complexity for up to fifteen years from vintage.
James Halliday 95 points. Dark crimson red. Dark berry aromas with chocolate, rosemary & thyme notes. Dusty tannin backbone layered with ripe berry fruit and dried herbs. The palate is complex with a long savoury finish. WINERY NOTE: The best fruit from our oldest Cabernet Sauvignon sites was hand picked into crates before being de-stemmed and crushed into closed fermenters and inoculated. The ferments were pumped over with aeration twice a day; temperature was held around 25°C. The wine was then pressed to new & used French barriques for Malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was...
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. 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...
TROPHY 2019 RIVERINA WINE REGION/HILLTOPS WINE SHOW Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Hilltops Wine Show 2019 RIVERINA WINE REGION/HILLTOPS WINE SHOW Best Wine in Hilltops Wine Show 2019 NSW WINE AWARDS Riedel Trophy Best Cabernet Sauvignon TOP GOLD 2019 RIVERINA WINE REGION/HILLTOPS WINE SHOW 2019 NSW WINE AWARDS Too cheap in our view. Another giant slayer from McWilliams. Gorgeously plump and succulent, It oozes pure blackcurrant and black cherry fruit, with woody, earthy, tobbaco complexity around the edges. Rich and gratifying in the mouth, it is nevertheless finely-balanced with vibrant acidity and understated, velvety tannin. Fantastic,...
"The 2017 vintage was one of the milder vintages in WA. The latest Moss Wood captures this vintage perfectly and is without doubt one of the more restrained and tightly framed Moss Woods of recent years. Not the opulence of 2014 or the firm power of the 2016. Yet it retains the elegance, perfume and soft approachability that is Moss Wood. And hidden within is a wine that I suspect will still be drinking beautifully in 30 years." Make sure you decant it even now before drinking. Published 25th April, 2020 Ray Jordan 97/100 "Very attractive aromas of blue fruit, as well as red cherries and redcurrants with cedary, savory nuances, stones,...
“Opens with an ethereal perfume that’s classically cabernet. The palate is medium to full bodied and so graceful and elegant. The focus on tannin management in this vineyard has really paid of with this exceptional wine. Fine minerally tannins with a degree of light bay leaf and blackcurrant emerging. A super wine.” Nov 2019 Ray Jordan #TASTEMWOOD
James Halliday 96 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....
~ Buy Six and Pay $45 net Each ~ 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...
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