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 and Coonawarra. 

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Naturaliste Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles        Wynns Coonawarra Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
3 bottles        Pirramimma Vineyard Select Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016
3 bottles        Jeanneret Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

 

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

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

Pirramimma Vineyard Select Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016
Seductively complex and fragrant, the bouquet shows dark fruit intensity with spicy oak, tobacco and game characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and richness, combined with velvety texture and fine tannins, finishing splendidly long and delicious. Alcohol: 14.8%; Tasted: October 2020; At its best: 2021 to 2030; 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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