Jane and Peter Thompson purchased the Thompson Estate property in 1994, and the first plantings of chardonnay and pinot were in 1997, followed by the cabernet plantings in 1998. From the outset at Thompson Estate, the focus has been on high quality wine production and this has been recognized in a large number of wine show medals and accolades from the wine press. The most treasured has been the recognition by James Halliday, Australia’s premier wine critic, that Thompson Estate is a Five Red Star winery, placing it in the top echelon of Australian wineries.
Deep crimson red with a slight purple edge. A complex display of rich chocolate, mocha, dark cherry and black currant characters upfront, subtle sweet cinnamon oak spice and savoury dried herbs adds an extra depth of intricacy. Medium to full bodied wine with elegant, well integrated fruit flavours fill the palate followed by a succulent, fleshy but firm tannin structure. Juicy red berry fruit flavours persist endlessly with a hint of dark chocolate on the finish.
Medium purple colour with bright red edges. Fine, aristocratic aromas of cassis and cedar - quality oak. A lovely burst of sweetness greets the palate adding softness and charm to an otherwise tight and finely-tannined palate. It's strength is its subtlety. A delicious, classic cabernet. Drink: 2019 to 2031; Price: $50.00; Alcohol: 14.2%; Rating: 94 Points; Nick Butler; The Real Review
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