|Region||Coonawarra – South Australia|
|Maturation||18 Months in French and American Oak|
Hello wine lovers,
I am back home, and back onto my South Australian wine. (Oh the joys!) Tonight in my hot little hands I have a Cabernet Sauvignon out of the Coonawarra from that brilliant 2013 vintage. For a reasonably priced wine, this is one that I believe will fulfill all its expectations on great Cabernet, as it comes from one of the regions better vintages.
Colour: Deep purple, almost bordering inky, with a deep magenta hue.
Aroma: Characteristically Coonawarra Cabernet. Rich dark cherry drives this wine up front, accompanied by plum. Secondary flavours of cassis, toasted oak and tobacco leaf work their way through, with soft lashes of vanilla embodied in herbaceous undertones which round out this wine in the glass.
Palate: A full bodied wine, that wine opens up rather savoury. Chocolate works alongside the dark cherry fruit and some fine tannin structure keeps these two elements together and brings depth to this wine. For a wine of its price, this is very promising. It is well layered and extremely well balanced. Yet, it is bold; and driven by all the elements you look for in a wine profile. Dark cherry and fine tannin structure just carry this wine with great length, pushing with traces of mint and cedar wood to the end, making this Cabernet one to remember.
Personal Thoughts: Another brilliant wine from the exceptional 2013 Coonawarra Vintage. Really impressive and a completely decent priced wine. This showcases great wine making and a great vintage. I can’t really praise the 2013 Vintage enough. I have never come across a bad 2013 Coonawarra Cabernet, and then, this is one for the price that might be hard to beat as one of the best value for money Cabernet’s I have come across. It is similar to the Leconfield Cabernet of the same Vintage. However, this one comes in at nearly half the price. Why wouldn’t you want to get around this?
Drink: Now – 2030
The SA Wine Guy