The Château Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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Tasting Notes

‘The Château’ Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep, rich purple and red hues. The bouquet has lifted aromas of blackcurrant, redcurrant and spice on the velvety smooth palate with hints of cedar and mint. The complex structure and powerful finish lingers on the palate giving the wine great 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 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press giving a soft tannin structure to the wine.
Finally the wine was left on its lees to give texture and mid–palate weight along with 24 months barrel maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques(225l) and hogsheads (300l). 

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
TOP AUSSIE RED93/100

This is a big, rich, juicy cabernet that smells of mint, blackberry and earth, with meaty, charcuterie overtones. Concentrated and lively, it's also nicely balanced, with power, depth and drive. It should age well. Drink now to 2030.Huon Hooke, Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald.

88 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate

The Château Cabernet Sauvignon 2009Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 The Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of creme de cassis, cloves, chocolate and cinnamon stick. Full bodied with mouth-filling berry and spice flavours, it has a good backbone of refreshing acid, medium level of grainy tannins and a long finish. Drink this one now to 2017Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW Drink: 2012 – 2017

93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller WINE
This is a big rich, juicy cabernet that smells of mint, blackberry and earth, with meaty charcuterie overtones. Concentrated and lively, also nicely balanced, with power, depth and drive. Slightly tangy acidity. It should age well.Ageing potential: 18 Years+  93 POINTS Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller Wine - April 2012
91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition

Wine Companion tasting note.

Rating: 91
Drink By: 2019
Price: $28.00
Date Tasted: 25 Feb 2012
Alcohol: 14.5%
Has retained its youthful crimson-purple colour; the impact of two years in new and used French oak is obvious, but there is sufficient generosity in the fruit to provide balance; the tannins are soft, and it is one of those wines that can be enjoyed as much now as later.
 
James Halliday - Published on 17 Jul 2012 http://www.chateautanunda.com/buywine/

 

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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.10g/l
ACIDITY
8.05g/L
pH
3.42
MATURATION
French oak barriques & hogsheads
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Tasting Notes

‘The Château’ Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep, rich purple and red hues. The bouquet has lifted aromas of blackcurrant, redcurrant and spice on the velvety smooth palate with hints of cedar and mint. The complex structure and powerful finish lingers on the palate giving the wine great 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 22 - 28° C. The skins were gently pressed in the JLB Vaslin Bucher press giving a soft tannin structure to the wine.
Finally the wine was left on its lees to give texture and mid–palate weight along with 24 months barrel maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques(225l) and hogsheads (300l). 

Reviews
Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
TOP AUSSIE RED93/100

This is a big, rich, juicy cabernet that smells of mint, blackberry and earth, with meaty, charcuterie overtones. Concentrated and lively, it's also nicely balanced, with power, depth and drive. It should age well. Drink now to 2030.Huon Hooke, Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald.

88 Points

Score: 88 Points
Review by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Advocate

The Château Cabernet Sauvignon 2009Deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2009 The Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of creme de cassis, cloves, chocolate and cinnamon stick. Full bodied with mouth-filling berry and spice flavours, it has a good backbone of refreshing acid, medium level of grainy tannins and a long finish. Drink this one now to 2017Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW Drink: 2012 – 2017

93 Points

Score: 93 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller WINE
This is a big rich, juicy cabernet that smells of mint, blackberry and earth, with meaty charcuterie overtones. Concentrated and lively, also nicely balanced, with power, depth and drive. Slightly tangy acidity. It should age well.Ageing potential: 18 Years+  93 POINTS Huon Hooke - Gourmet Traveller Wine - April 2012

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition

Wine Companion tasting note.

Rating: 91
Drink By: 2019
Price: $28.00
Date Tasted: 25 Feb 2012
Alcohol: 14.5%
Has retained its youthful crimson-purple colour; the impact of two years in new and used French oak is obvious, but there is sufficient generosity in the fruit to provide balance; the tannins are soft, and it is one of those wines that can be enjoyed as much now as later.
 
James Halliday - Published on 17 Jul 2012 http://www.chateautanunda.com/buywine/

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2007 |  2008 |  2010 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.10g/l
ACIDITY
8.05g/L
pH
3.42
MATURATION
French oak barriques & hogsheads
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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