Cabernet Sauvignon’s origins can be traced back to France’s Bordeaux region but here in Australia its ideally suited to all Australian conditions. From the cool climate of the Yarra Valley in Victoria to the vast reaches of Western Australia, producing a wide range of styles and regional characters, from elegant, medium-bodied examples through to full-bodied reds full of intense black fruit flavours, with oak to match and firm tannins. What we have here is the StarDozen: Critic's Choice Cabernet Collection featuring 3 bottles each from 4 different regions of Australia which not only scored 94 Points or better from Australia's leading Wine Critics but also shows the diversity of this variety with an example from the Yarra Valley, Margaret River, McLaren Vale and and Coonawarra. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Warramunda Cabernets 2018
3 bottles        Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles        Pertaringa Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3 bottles        Larry Cherubino Pedestal Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

Warramunda Cabernets 2018
The wine celebrates the vineyards 20th anniversary and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It is a wine that exudes class and has all the hallmarks to be a remarkable wine over the coming decades. Yarra Valley meets left Bank Bordeaux. The wine is a deep red in the glass, the nose opens with time after initially showing graphite and blackberry before subtle influence of dark chocolate, old leather and oak derived spice. The palate has a firm baseline of tannin and acid that is met in equal measure by drying dark fruits, tobacco and dark chocolate build on the mid palate with expressive blackberry and a weave of spice to finish. A wine worth seeking out. Drink to: 2020 - 2045; Closure: Cork; Price: $55.00; Tasted: August 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 97 Points; Patrick Eckel; Wine Reviewer

Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The colour is very deep, concentrated red/purple and the bouquet is a deep, brooding mix of blackberry violets, blueberry and blackcurrant. Perfect fruit ripeness. Oak is very background, and the palate is full-bodied and beautifully-structured, with the right amount of firmness in the tannins which run the full length of the palate and leave the finish cleansing and dry, the aftertaste refreshing and moreish. A superb wine and a classic of both variety and region. Drink 2021 to 2045; Price: $45.00; Alcohol: 13.7%; Rating: 97 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review

Pertaringa Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
A magnificent expression; the gorgeously lifted bouquet shows creme de cassis, dark cherry, vanilla and cedar characters with nuances of tobacco and spice. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity and excellent concentration, wonderfully framed by fine texture and supple tannins. Generous and flavoursome with a proper structure for graceful development. Drink: Now to 2027. Price: $40.00; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit

Larry Cherubino Pedestal Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
From vineyards in Wilyabrup, matured in French oak for 12 months. It ticks all the boxes with its cassis fruit on the one hand, firm cabernet tannins on the other providing all-up balance. Exceptional value for a wine with an extended drinking window of opportunity. Drink to: 2033; Price: $25.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SKU 12228
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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