Where once Coonawarra was the undisputed king of Australian Cabernet, in the past two decades, Margaret River has not only made significant ground in claiming that title but surely now made it its own. With a climate not dissimilar to that of Bordeaux the final piece of the jigsaw - price - now allows us to bring 94-96 Point rated wines at more than reasonable prices. Not only does our StarDozen serve to highlight the exceptional quality and value here but also the remarkably consistently excellent recent vintages that Eastern Australia could only wish for. This collection features 3 bottles each from 4 renowned Margaret River producers with a whopping 95 Points or better from Australia's leading wine critics.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles      Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3 bottles      Allegiance Wines The Artisan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
3 bottles      Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3 bottles      Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
 

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Bright crimson-purple; this has provenance written large across its visage, likewise purity. Restructuring of the Vasse Felix offers to the market has lifted, not compromised, this dark, fruit-filled cabernet. Drink to: 2032; Price: $28.00; Date Tasted: Sep 2019; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines of 2019; James Halliday; Wine Companion

Allegiance Wines The Artisan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Classic Margaret River aromas of blackcurrants, berry fruits and dark plums layered with spicy, toasty oak. The palate is generous and rich, full of jubey forest fruits, cassis and chocolate characters. The wine structure is full bodied with attractive fleshy fruits held together with fine tannins and a beautiful, lengthy finish. Classy and complex. Drink to: 2030; Alcohol: 13.5%
95 Points – Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
93 Points - Stephen Read; Wine Matrix
92 Points - Huon Hooke; The Real Review
 
Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
The deep vibrant hue will barely change for 10 years, the gently throbbing power of the black fruits likewise. Then the fragrance of violets, the cassis and cedar of the palate will exclude all other thoughts. Drink to: 2037; Price: $40.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion

Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A bold crimson red in colour with magenta hues. The nose has rich aromas of black cherries and cassis with forest floor characters. The wine opens with a lively and intense blackberry compote, progressing to the rich, dark chocolate characters and finishing with succulent tannins that continue the experience long after the wine has left your mouth. 
Trophy - Best Wine - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2019
​Gold Medal & 97 Points - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2019
Best Margaret River Cabernet - James Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2019
Trophy - Best Wine of Show - Margaret River Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Red Wine - Margaret River Wine Show 2019
Trophy - Best Cabernet Sauvignon - Margaret River Wine Show 2019

 

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SKU 11931
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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