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 Clare Valley, Margaret River, McLaren Vale and and Coonawarra. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Larry Cherubino Pedestal Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles        Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles        Pertaringa Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles        Jeanneret Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

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

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 2018
Offering terrific fruit purity and power, this tremendous cabernet shows cassis, blueberry compote, tobacco, cedar and violet aromas on the nose, followed by a weighty palate that's focused and persistent. It's superbly structured by fine chalky tannins, finishing wonderfully long and expansive. Great line and length. Alcohol: 15%; Drink: Now to 2033. Price: $40.00; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit

Jeanneret Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
It's gorgeously ripe and fragrant on the nose showing cassis, sweet cherry, dried herb, roasted nut and floral aromas. The generously expressed palate displays excellent weight and fruit intensity combined with silky texture and polished tannins, making it fabulously drinkable. Tasted: April 2021; At its best: Now to 2028. Rating: 93 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit

 

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

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