Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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

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 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
90 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Firm, focused and juicy, with black cherry, orange peel and black tea flavors persisting impressively on a lithe frame. The tannins are well-integrated. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases imported. –HS
GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014
GOLD Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Award 2014
SILVER Medal
Review by: Mundus VINI 2014
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Juicy sweet cherry and blackcurrant, some aniseed and light cedar oak. Medium bodied, pretty fresh style of wine that marries juicy fruit sweetness to gentle supple fine powder tannin – shapely. Finish is pretty good too. Not over complex, but nicely balanced and very drinkable.“
SILVER Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
SILVER Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2014
TOP 100 Outstanding Value Wine
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Cabernet has been coming on strong in Australia, and this firm, focused and juicy version from Barossa - the home of big reds - delivers with black cherry, orange peel and black tea flavors. Drink now through 2020.

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Barossa
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/L
ACIDITY
7.55g/L
pH
3.44
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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

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 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
90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Firm, focused and juicy, with black cherry, orange peel and black tea flavors persisting impressively on a lithe frame. The tannins are well-integrated. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases imported. –HS

GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2014

GOLD Medal

Score: GOLD Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Award 2014

SILVER Medal

Score: SILVER Medal
Review by: Mundus VINI 2014

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Juicy sweet cherry and blackcurrant, some aniseed and light cedar oak. Medium bodied, pretty fresh style of wine that marries juicy fruit sweetness to gentle supple fine powder tannin – shapely. Finish is pretty good too. Not over complex, but nicely balanced and very drinkable.“

SILVER Medal

Score: SILVER Medal
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

SILVER Medal

Score: SILVER Medal
Review by: AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2014

TOP 100 Outstanding Value Wine

Score: 2nd Best Value Wine in Australia & New Zealand
Review by: Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator
Cabernet has been coming on strong in Australia, and this firm, focused and juicy version from Barossa - the home of big reds - delivers with black cherry, orange peel and black tea flavors. Drink now through 2020.

 

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