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2013 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon

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High up in the Adelaide Hills is a picture perfect vineyard and cellar door that belongs to Longview. The wines being produced here are bold examples of what the Adelaide Hills can do and although Cabernet is not that common, it’s fair to say the hills are alive with the smell of cassis and subtle mint. This shows a black fruit and floral elegance before a soft, medium-bodied wine that’s got ripe, rewarding tannins. It’s spicy and long and favours lamb cooked medium-rare.

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2013 Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon is medium-bodied in colour with a violet hue, it has aromas of blackcurrant, clove, capsicum and pencil shavings. The palate is perfectly balanced tannin and a long clean finish. There is a great marriage of wild berries, capsicum and herbaceous-ness. Excellent to drink now and will benefit with 12+ years cellaring.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

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2013 Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
To 2025
Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A particularly good cabernet, transcending the vintage and its alcohol, for it is a cedary, medium-bodied wine with delicious blackcurrant fruit and persistent but superfine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Rich, full-bodied wine - still youthful and needing more cellaring time. Some complexity developing. Has a solid tannin base well integrated with the ripe varietal fruit.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
More power and depth than the colour suggests; clear-cut, varietal cassis berry fruit, and fine, savoury, persistent tannins. Grows on retasting.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
A very nice youthful, minty wine with a big, leafy shiraz nose and medium-weight palate.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Perfectly pitched cabernet sauvignon, picked at exactly the right time; it is not heavy or jammy, but nor is it too green or savoury; oak and tannin management are also spot-on.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Blackcurrant, earth and spice; medium- to full-bodied, with firm texture and structure; needs time for the grip to loosen.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Fragrant cassis/berry aromas; light to medium-bodied; slightly hollow mid-palate accentuating fractionally gritty tannins on the finish. Should come together well with time.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Earthy, spicy overtones to a core of blackcurrant fruit; savoury and long; lingering tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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