Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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Tasting Notes
The Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon has lifted regional characteristics of chocolate and cassis. The palate is medium-bodied and has great presence and structure. The subtle use of French oak has enhanced the wine giving it an integrated fruit weight, subtle tannin structure and defined long length.
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 22 months in a mixture of new and older French and American oak.
Reviews
89 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
Pleasant, well-made and well-balanced wine, with enough varietal fruit, and has not been overworked in the winery. Cork. 14.5% alc.
Rating 89
Drink 2014
Date Tasted Mar 09

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
MATURATION
French and American Oak
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Tasting Notes
The Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon has lifted regional characteristics of chocolate and cassis. The palate is medium-bodied and has great presence and structure. The subtle use of French oak has enhanced the wine giving it an integrated fruit weight, subtle tannin structure and defined long length.
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 22 months in a mixture of new and older French and American oak.
Reviews
89 Points

Score: 89 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion

Pleasant, well-made and well-balanced wine, with enough varietal fruit, and has not been overworked in the winery. Cork. 14.5% alc.
Rating 89
Drink 2014
Date Tasted Mar 09

 

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