2015 Dandelion Vineyards Pride Of Fleurieu Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon from Australia
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"This Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet was grown in the family's pride and joy, overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Tony Brooks and Prof. Barbara Santich's dry grown Stranger...
- 94 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
- 90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
"Full-bodied, its varietal expression is (appropriately) shaped by the Mediterranean climate, resulting in a rich, robust wine with blackcurrant and a hint of dark chocolate, balance achieved without fuss."
90 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Dark cherry, cassis and blue plum fruits with leafy nuances as well as a gently floral edge. The palate's slightly tart and tangy. Succulent, tangy cassis and redcurrant core with the tannins nice and crisp. Drink now. Screw cap."
"This Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet was grown in the family's pride and joy, overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Tony Brooks and Prof. Barbara Santich's dry grown Stranger's Reach vineyard cooled by the Great Southern Ocean and Lake Alexandrina where low rainfall and deep alluvial soils encourage Cabernet to populate or perish.
Selected bunches were hand picked by family and friends in the third week of March and gently crushed into open top fermenters. After 14 days fermentation the wine was then basket pressed into some new but predominately older French Oak Barriques for 18 months maturation and then bottled with minimal winemaking artifact, to capture the essence of the vineyard and will reward cellaring and decanting.
The nose is scented blueberries, cassis and anise aromas with baking spice, cedar and blackberry notes. Rich, deep, full-flavoured, blueberry, black plums, figs and milk chocolate flavours. Tobacco, spearmint and soft powdery Cabernet tannins softened by smooth, mouth-filling fruit before a really extended finish." - Importer
94 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
90 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak and vanilla|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box|