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 93 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 Coonawarra. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles       Naturaliste Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles       Schoolhouse Headmaster Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
3 bottles       Jeanneret Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles       Haselgrove Protector Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

 

Naturaliste Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The nose here is tempting to say the least – cassis, raspberry and fields of violets and sage. The palate follows obediently, the acidity being the last thing that swoops in and cleans everything up …. What a gorgeous wine. Testament to the year, the hands and the vineyards. Ridiculous price. Alcohol: 13.8%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; Erin Larkin; James Halliday Wine Companion

Schoolhouse Headmaster Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Pungent cassis bouquet with licorice-like nuances and a full flavoured palate tasting like blackcurrant, eucalypt and licorice with great length of smooth fine tannins. Excellent value. September October 2021; Rating: 98 Points; Winestate Magazine

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

Haselgrove Protector Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
I have a soft spot for Vale cabernet. It boasts maritime aromas, black olive, oyster shell and soy sauce salinity. As distinctive – and when good – distinguished as any of the region's top performing varieties. Cassis and black cherry pulse through the mid palate, with sage-crusted tannins corralling the impressive finish to great length and a rewarding savouriness. Tannin management at this top tier is very impressive. Drink to: 2032; Price: $40.00; Date Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; Ned Goodwin MW; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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

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