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2013 Whistle Post Cabernet Sauvignon

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    RRP $20.99 per bottle

    Our Price $16.99

    Case Price

    $203.88 (12 x 750ml)

    cracka review

    Cab Sav is the local hero of the Coonawarra region and here we have one at a great price that punches well above it's weight. There's lots of cherries and cassis on the nose, with hints of florals, Chinese five spice and dried herbs. The palate is more medium-bodied and quite smooth, with spiced fruit flavours, a nice softness to the fine tannins, and a kick of toasted vanilla on the finish. Drink over the next couple of years with a nice tomatoey lasagne.

    expert reviews

    James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
    Good colour; 30 months between vintage and bottling is an unusually long time for a $20 wine, but it has suffered no ill effects, with much of the time spent in tank, not oak. You can't expect much more from a Coonawarra cabernet at this price.
    Drink by 2028
    90

    winemaker's notes

    Colour: Good depth of colour with lively purple hues.

    Nose: Attractive nose of blackcurrant, red fruits and hints of regional mint. Small amount of oak maturation gives a subtle sweet spice to the fruit aromas.

    Palate: A soft full palate expressing sweet dark berry fruit and light oak flavours.

    Vintage conditions: The 2013 Coonawarra Vintage was excellent, characterised by a warm, dry summer followed by a cool autumn nights. A warm, fast flowering period saw an even fruit set with high berry numbers per bunch. This combined with a late break and ideal summer temperatures extending well into April, allowed good conditions for ripening and harvest.

    Peak drinking: This wine is made to drink now, however will benefit with short cellaring of 3-5 years.

    Alc/vol: 13.9%

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