2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
As with previous vintages our Coonawarra Series Cabernet is made up from fruit sourced predominantly from our vitculturalist Brett Williams’ vineyard located on the railway line just north of the Parker Estate Cellars. Several parcels have also come from our estate ‘Abbey’ vineyard to complete the blend.
Another mild summer and consequent long-vintage has produced from elegant Cabernet from the 2015 season. Bright fruit, excellent varietal definition and intense colour has been recorded. A strong tannin vintage indicates wines which will continue to improve for the long term.
93 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2018
This has come together well with its offerings of ripe blackberry and damson plums, wafts of warm earth, iodine, mint and black olives. The palate shows a lot of restraint and freshness, fuller bodied not big though with determined tannins. A solid performer not just a backup singer.
94 POINTS - TONY KEYS
Clean cabernet nose of blackcurrant and slight green leaf, flows across the palate in a measured way but not missing any pleasure points on the journey. The finish is just a tad short but no issue, its good Coonawarra cabernet and a remarkable price $24, 94 points
94+ POINTS - KIM BREBACH
The winery is now part of the Hesketh stable, and the wine is made by Phil Lehmann. The website says 2014 (but is most likely behind), and that wine scored 93 points with me; the 2015 is even better, with pine forest and mint / eucalypt notes adding to the mix of ripe dark berries. It’s a long and polished wine with a degree of finesse despite its 14.5%
90 POINTS - HUON HOOKE
Deepish, youthful red/purple hue and a simpler but very pure, fruit-driven cabernet aroma of mulberry, violets and blueberry. It's the same on the tongue: good but a tad straightforward and the tannins a little sappy. A bright, varietal, fruit-driven cabernet.
2014 COONAWARRA SERIES CABERNET REVIEWS
93+ POINTS - KIM BREBACH
A rich, smooth red, similar in style to the Shiraz, with cassis and dark berries replacing pepper and spice. Good length and fine-grained tannins add a touch of class. The wine opened up and softened nicely over a couple of days, which suggests it will improve for a couple of years or three.
92 POINTS - MIKE BENNIE
A serious-feeling Cabernet Sauvignon that shifts up from medium weight into fuller figured, smells of dark potent black berries and currants, pencil shavings, twiggy oak, ash and salt bush. In the palate, thick set yet ripples with dusty tannins. It’s a good release.