‘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.
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).
Review by: 2011 Berlin Wine Trophy
Review by: Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
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.
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
Review by: Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller WINE
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
Wine Companion tasting note.
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.