Reserve | 2009 DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Nick’s Wine Merchants, June 2012, 97 points
This is the first release of a new 100% Cabernet sourced from a block planted in 1973 by Corrina Wright's grandfather. 2009 was a very low cropping vintage thanks to a heat-wave at flowering. However, it was a year when Cabernet Sauvignon excelled in McLaren Vale hence the decision to inaugurate this wine. This is a big Cabernet, matured for 24 months in new French oak. Superb totally opaque inky black dark purple colour with deep black dark purple hue. The nose displays scents of violets, youthful ripe blackcurrant, a hint of dark chocolate, cedar and spice. Boasting excellent weight and richness the palate delivers mouthfilling flavours of ripe blackcurrant, black cherry, liquorice, a touch of tobacco, cedar and spice. Solid, slightly chewy but fine grained tannins provide excellent structure. Superb depth with long ripe blackcurrant, black cherry, cedary tobacco and spice aftertaste. Cellar 5-8 years.
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100% Cabernet Sauvignon
100% estate-grown McLaren Vale
Rich deep burgundy
Lifted varietal notes- mint, leaf and ripe anise.
Powerful weight and lovely rich tannins. Loads of freshness, dark fruits, cassis and leafy spice. Long fine tannins round out the palate.
24 months in new French oak