The Château Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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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 extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from two years’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Winemaking

The grapes for this year’s The Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon were grown on the sandy loam soils of blocks 12 and 16 of our Bethany vineyard which was first planted in 1960.

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with twice daily hand-plunging and pumping over of the cap to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels prior to eighteen months’ maturation in our cellars.

Reviews
92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"The vineyard source is 1960 plantings from the Bethany sub-region. Blackcurrant, redcurrant, aniseed and a lick of spicy French oak. Medium bodied, jubey fruit with firm acidity, light grainy tannin, some tobacco and a long even aniseed laced finish. There's naught wrong with Barossa Valley Cabernet." Rated: 92 Points Tasted: April 2014 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $30 Closure: Cork Drink: 2014-2020

 

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WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.4g/l
ACIDITY
7.49g/L
pH
3.52
MATURATION
24 months in a combination of French oak Barriques and 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 extensive finish is framed by elegant, fine-grained tannins from two years’ maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.

Winemaking

The grapes for this year’s The Chateau Cabernet Sauvignon were grown on the sandy loam soils of blocks 12 and 16 of our Bethany vineyard which was first planted in 1960.

The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and spent seven days on their skins in open fermenters with twice daily hand-plunging and pumping over of the cap to more gently extract colour, flavours and tannins. This was followed by careful basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels prior to eighteen months’ maturation in our cellars.

Reviews
92 Points

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"The vineyard source is 1960 plantings from the Bethany sub-region. Blackcurrant, redcurrant, aniseed and a lick of spicy French oak. Medium bodied, jubey fruit with firm acidity, light grainy tannin, some tobacco and a long even aniseed laced finish. There's naught wrong with Barossa Valley Cabernet." Rated: 92 Points Tasted: April 2014 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $30 Closure: Cork Drink: 2014-2020

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2007 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 |  2013 |  2014 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Cabernet Sauvignon
GROWING REGION
Bethany, Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14
RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.4g/l
ACIDITY
7.49g/L
pH
3.52
MATURATION
24 months in a combination of French oak Barriques and hogsheads

 

 

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