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2008 Fuddling Cup WA Cabernet Sauvignon

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Boutique producer Fuddling Cup focus on premium Cabernet Sauvignon from the north of Margaret River in Western Australia. This Cabernet has seen some serious love in vineyard and winery with Colin and Gail Higgins paying attention to every detail. Controlled yields and new French oak maturation give the wine intense, concentrated flavours and structured flavours and tannins. This is a serious Cabernet, and the perfect accompaniment to a big bowl of lamb stew.

Winemaker's Notes

Lifted aroma with dark cherry and forest fruit enhanced by cedar and vanilla notes. Palate shows lovely primary fruits and attractive firm but supple tannins which will develop more chocolate and earthy characters with bottle time.

Awards:
Trophy (Cabernet Sauvignon Medallion) - 2011 Winewise Championship
Trophy (The Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy) - Dan Murphy's 2010 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold Medal (Premium Gold Table Wines class) - Dan Murphy's 2010 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold Medal - 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Commended Medal - 2010 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - Decanter 2010 World Wine Awards
Bronze Medal - 2010 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2010 Qantas Wine Show
Bronze Medal - 2010 Blackwood Valley & WA Boutique Wine Show
Finalist - 2009 Jimmy Watson Trophy

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2008 Fuddling Cup WA Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

Huon Hooke (2008 Vintage) says
Medium deep red-purple. Very good colour, bright. Fresh, youthful aromas, some banana and blueberry, black-cherry. Full bodied and firmly tannic, but tannins are ripe and supple. Solid, full-bodied and powerful: long-term ageing potential. Impressive stuff. Could use more flesh in middle. But excellent.
2011 - 2028
95
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
There have been some very good Cabernets from Fuddling Cup but I think this is about the best. Has the richness of the 2007 with the elegance of the 2006. It all comes together so easily in this effortlessly long and richly textured wine. Excellent structure of ripe tannins beautifully judged oak. Excellent wine.
94
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Concentrated cassis and leaf-style cabernet, showing sturdy structure and stylish oak. Admirable now, but enjoyable later – best from 2016.
93

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