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2012 Yering Station Cabernet Sauvignon

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At this price, you would be hard pressed to find a better cellar-worthy wine than this! From a cracking vintage, it displays loads of blackcurrants, red berries, coffee and dark chocolate on the nose that you just want to take a bite out of. The palate is fuller-bodied, with fleshy dark fruit flavours, licks of cedary oak, slinky tannins, and a succulent fruit finish. This little puppy will kick on for a good few years.

Winemaker's Notes

The Cabernet Sauvignon was de-stemmed and crushed into open stainless steel fermenters, roto-fermenters or closed fermenters. Extended maceration for 28 days of someselected parcels to improve tannic structure. Hand plunged and ‘rack and return’ methods of cap management allow gentle extraction of fine grain tannins whilst providing fruit concentration. 15 months in french oak adds supporting spicy, vanillan oak.

Appearance: Deep, rich red, garnet.

Nose: The nose boasts of sweet blackcurrant, mulberry, chocolate, mocha and cedary oak.

Palate: Medium to full bodied, the palate is fruit forward with rich blackcurrant and cassis. Overlayed with sweet raspberries and violet undertones. The mid palate is round and supple, the tannins are fine and ripe. Intensity and concentration only found in exceptional years.

Cellaring: Now - 2022

Alcohol: 14.5%

expert reviews about

2012 Yering Station Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Strong but clear purple-crimson; a distinguished Cabernet with deep and satisfying blackcurrant/cassis fruit aromas and flavours; the medium- to full-bodied palate has exemplary balance and structure, both ripe tannins and quality oak adding complexity.A minimum 20-year life ahead.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2013
96
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
A refined wine with lovely balance for its medium bodied weight. Bright cassis and subtle leafy fruit, elegant structure filled with fresh fruit and soft varietal tannins.
2016
Rob Geddes MW
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong purple-crimson; a complex bouquet of cassis, red fruits, cedar and spice then a medium- to full-bodied palate with good length and some savoury tannins to add to the overall complexity of cool-grown cabernet.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Bright red fruit, varietal tannins make this better than most of the neighbours for the price
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Bright red fruit, varietal tannins make this better than most of the neighbours for the price
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Bright red fruit, varietal tannins make this better than most of the neighbours' for the price.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
86
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Neat, fine and brambly fruits that speak in regional voice; cassis, some red liquorice and some cooler, more reserved red fruits, cedary oak too. Elegant, but there's complete ripeness here: juicy fruit presence, lightly strung tannins and a fresh, lively finish. Medium-bodied and harmonious.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
High-quality cabernet from a vintage that was perfect for the variety; has great colour, and the cassis fruit has superb tannins to bind it together, further assisted by French oak (if assistance was needed in the first place).
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, showing some early development for a complex but seamlessly fused marriage of black currant fruit and cedary French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Bright red fruit, varietal tannins make this better than most of the neighbours for the price
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Very good hue; a stylish, medium-bodied wine, with pure cabernet varietal fruit sensitively supported by French oak and fine, ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A jammy fragrance of mulberries, blackcurrants, plums and vanilla oak reveals herbaceous undertones, while the palate of sweet berry fruit is similarly sappy and green-edged. It's helped along by some sweet oak but is framed by thin tannins and finished with greenish acids. Drink soon.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
86
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Elegant, slightly sappy cabernet with herbal, cedary aromas of cassis, mulberries and raspberries, with violet undertones. Medium to full weight, it's forward and lively, with a slightly thin middle palate.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Sweet blackcurrant/blackberry fruit; some chocolate and mocha; fine, ripe tannins; subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Toasty, smoky oak aromas; light to medium-bodied palate with cassis/currant fruit and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; fresh, youthful raspberry/blackberry fruit on the bouquet is followed by a smooth palate with pleasant dark berry fruits, soft tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
85

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