2016 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.
2016 TERRA ROSSA CABERNET REVIEWS
93 POINTS - QWINE
This grew into a neat groove over a couple of days of tasting. A beautiful expression of Coonawarra Cabernet. Sourced from nine blocks, the fruit was picked two weeks earlier than the 2015 vintage due to a warmer than usual spring. 14 months in a combination of new and second use French oak. Dark fruit and berries drag their feet through some earth. Flashes of black olive and herbs plus the expected mint. Cinnamon spice clutches to a long and moreish finish. Hard to not keep going back really. Great drinking. I could even be coerced into giving an extra point. Drinking well now but will reward cellaring for a decade+.
DAN TRAUCKI - WINE ASSIST
Plum and oak aromas with a hint of green spices and white pepper on the bouquet, medium bodied, flavoursome with a lovely lingering finish. PRETTY DARN GOOD!!!
2015 TERRA ROSSA CABERNET REVIEWS
95 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2018
There is more finesse with Parker wines of late. This beauty is right up there with its atypical, pleasing aromas of blackberry and boysenberries, a sprinkle of spice, freshly rolled tobacco, dried mint and earth. The palate is very neatly contained, textured tannins balanced; a long finish.
93+ POINTS - CAMPBELL MATTINSON
The aroma is lifted and inviting and the palate, while powerful, has an elegance to it. Indeed this cabernet is as much into boysenberry and black cherry as it is into blackcurrant, with leafy, minty, tobacco-like accents rounding it out. It’s not simple, it’s not sophisticated, it’s just complex in an easy-to-drink way, with firm-but-well-integrated tannin holding the hand of flavour through the finish. You could drink this now and yet it will surely develop well over quite a length of time. A modest creaminess to the wine’s texture doesn’t hurt matters at all.