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McLaren Vale 'Back Vintage' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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McLaren Vale 'Back Vintage' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

McLaren Vale 'Back Vintage' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


Branded Price
$50 64% off
64% off
Bottled Price
$18.00
Case Price
$216.00
 
 
Description

This McLaren Vale 'Back Vintage' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is juicy and fruit forward. Rich in blackberries, with notes of cassis. Touches of oak flavours on the finish. Holds length through the palate. The spicy tannins have been refined with age. Medium-bodied. The fruit flavours and tannin structure has mellowed over time resulting in a very elegant and easy drinking aged red. The wine has benefitted greatly from bottle age. The tannin structure is subtle and light because of the good age of the wine. A perfect wine for our back-vintage range.
 
Established in 1981, the winery is surrounded by over 10 hectares of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mataro vines – with the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines dating back more than 60 years. They also work with a group of dedicated McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills growers. Although renowned for producing rich and robust award-winning reds from McLaren Vale, their whites are also making ripples with wine writers and on the wine show circuit.
 
Over the past 2 years the winery has been awarded the Dark Horse Winery of the Year 2015 and achieved a 5-red star rating by James Halliday. In addition, they have accumulated numerous trophy’s and gold medals on the national and international wine show circuit, including over 10 wines with a 90+ Halliday rating and 6 wines with a 90+ Parker rating.
 
Comments from Our Wine Buyer: This McLaren Vale 'Back Vintage' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is superb. It still has that classic mint aroma and flavour of a Cabernet however the tannin structure is very smooth and subtle due to the age of the wine. This is a great addition to our back-vintage range. A subtle medium bodied wine which is smooth as silk. My Score 93/100 Gold Medal.  

Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content:
14.8%
Serving Suggestion:
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Awards / Medal:
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Wine Notes
Colour:
Deep black cherry with hues of plum
Bouquet:
A complex nose, exhibiting dark fruits, liquorice and dark chocolate.
Palate:
Juicy and fruit forward. Rich in blackberries, with notes of cassis. Touches of oak flavours on the finish. Holds length through the palate. The spicy tannins have been refined with age. Medium-bodied.
Oak Treatment:
12 Months in new French Oak
Source/Region:
McLaren Vale, SA
Cellaring Potential:
Drinking well right now – Can be cellared to 2020. Cork Closure

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