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2013 Ringbolt Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Ringbolt is named after a bay in the Margaret River region where many shipwrecks are located. The wine pays tribute to those who set up the Margaret River region and made it what it is today. Thankfully today the Margaret Region is producing some of Australia’s best wines and this Cabernet is right on the money. This is the full throttle regional style with plush, red berry fruit and spice before a palate showing cassis and defined tannins. A wine that pushes all the right buttons and tastes even better with lamb.

Winemaker's Notes

The wine is deep crimson red in colour with a lively blend of cherries, musk and nuances of fine oak on the nose. The palate is complex and textured, opening with bramble fruit yielding to a rich palate reminiscent of well conched Belgium chocolate. The finish is long and fine grained. Enjoy this wine now or with careful cellaring through to 2022. Great with Angus beef topped with garlic marron - Steak & Lake as it’s known in Margaret River.

Vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2013 Ringbolt Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
These rapidly improving wines are approachable now and very even in style. Excellent value for the money with fresh ripe fruit and fine grained tannins and low oak. In 2010 appealing fresh black currant with a touch green grocer green herb aromas lead to a firmly tannic intense black currant fruit experience. The fine grained varietal tannins are refreshingly dry on the finish and suit food.
2013
Rob Geddes MW
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This has terrific sweet, ripe cabernet fruits on the nose: dark cherry and cassis, some juniper and leafy regional herbs, and smart, well-matched oak also in the mix - smells great. The palate delivers chocolate-coated cherry and plum fruit flavours, with fine-cut silky tannins, finishing juicy and bright.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
93
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
These rapidly improving wines are approachable now and very even in style. Excellent value for the money with fresh ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins and low oak.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A beautifully captured regional statement of dark herbs, leaves and ripe dark-berry fruits here - really distinct, and destined for cedary, claret-like character in time. The palate's supple and even, really charming and flavoursome; handsome, fine tannins sweep along and there's a good whack of violet and cassis through the finish. Nicely done.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
92
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Last year we advised that you should buy the best piece of lamb you can afford, roast it up and serve it with this little beauty - though of course we were talking of the 2007. Same advice applies here, though. It tastes chocolatey, gravelly, curranty and pure. It's got class and grunt, is beautifully balanced and the flavours persist long after you've swallowed. Quality wine - fit for a fine Saturday night.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
93
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
These rapidly improving wines are approachable now and very even in style. Excellent value for the money with fresh ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins and low oak.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
poised bouquet of cassis and cedar and a lovely note of violets; equally as attractive on the palate, the balance between fruit, acid, oak and tannin is impeccable; very long and varietal, with refreshing tannin and fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Margaret River is about 100 kilometres long and runs north-south. This means that the south is slightly cooler (temperature-wise) than the north, a difference you can often taste in the wines: the northern-end wines are sweeter and riper. This wine is from near the middle, though it tastes cooler. Buy the best piece of lamb you can afford, roast it up and serve it with this little beauty - we guarantee you will be onto a winner. It's gravelly and grainy and perhaps a little herbal, but with a lamb roast all those flavours would go down a treat. The wine isn't unripe: it's curranty and pure and flows nicely along your tongue. Classy.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
91
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
These rapidly improving wines are approachable now and very even in style. Excellent value for the money with fresh ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins and low oak.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Regional character is subdued either by young vines or generous yields; cassis, a touch of mint and persistent tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
It's the Margaret River brand of South Australia's Yalumba winery, and while it's been around for a few years this is the first tempting release. 2005 RELEASE I love twenty buck wines like this. You can take them anywhere. It's got a lot of soft, smooth, chocolaty charm, and yet it's grainy and earthy too - cabernet's trademark sense of aristocracy very much in evidence. It stands tall in the glass. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
89
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
These rapidly improving wines are approachable now and very even in style. Excellent value for the money with fresh ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins and low oak.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clear varietal character to the medium-bodied palate; blackcurrant, cedar and earth; positive tannin and oak contributions.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Sweet blackcurrant cassis fruit; fine-grained, almost silky tannins; good oak and excellent length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
91
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Powerful black fruits; hints of earth and chocolate; very fine, gently savoury tannins. A new Margaret River brand.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90

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