2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
The marriage between Coonawarra soils and the noble Cabernet Sauvignon grape have long been known to produce wines of outstanding quality and longevity.
Our Cabernet has benefited from the terra rossa over limestone soils of our ‘Abbey’ estate vineyard located in southern Coonawarra. The unique micro climate within this part of the region produces an extended ripening period which tightens the tannin structure and increases the fruit density.
2014 TERRA ROSSA CABERNET REVIEWS
95 POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON
A flood of cassis, a rush of mint, the odd trick of tobacco and a pure integrated ooze of dark chocolate. This is the power of cabernet in race mode, all sleek and svelte. Yes, it’s good.
94 POINTS - RAY JORDAN
From a very late but very good Coonawarra vintage. The wine was left on skins for an extended period to capture as much flavour as possible and then matured in about 60 per cent new French oak for 18 months. The result is a slick and stylish cabernet typical of the region. Seamless and smooth with a lingering finish of great power.
92 POINTS - HUON HOOKE
Deep red colour with a purple rim. The bouquet is ripe and clean, attractively fragrant with blackberry and blueberry notes, and a touch of olive or tapenade. The wine is tightly focused, concentrated and long, with power and formidable grip. It promises to reward cellaring.
The year 2014 was a classic Coonawarra vintage and this is one of the most enjoyable and best-value cabernets I’ve seen in a long time.
It is beautifully smooth and intensely flavoured; the palate poised between savouriness and attractive, tangy blackcurrant fruit, tightly structured before finishing with some typical Coonawarra cabernet austerity.