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2014 Norfolk Rise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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    RRP $18.99 per bottle

    Our Price $15.99

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    $191.88 (12 x 750ml)

    cracka review

    Hailing from Mount Benson in South Australia, this 100% estate grown Cab Sav, with a splash of Cab Franc for complexity, certainly delivers bang for your buck! This densely coloured and aromatic little number has some appealing blackcurrant, dark chocolate and tobacco with a hint of minty freshness on the nose. The dark berried palate gives way to oak that won't knock your socks off, and fine talcy tannins. Ready to go now, or will keep for a couple more years.

    expert reviews

    James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
    Estate-grown; given cold-soak maceration prior to initiation of fermentation, thereafter spending 16 months in French oak; it has attractive cassis fruit, but also the varietal tendency to back off on the mid-palate before tannins return on the finish.
    To 2018
    Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
    89
    WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
    Winestate
    James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
    Good colour; has the weight and conviction lacking in other Norfolk Rise wines; strong blackcurrant varietal fruit supported by balanced tannins and a long finish.
    Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
    92
    WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
    Peaty/forest floor bouquet and minty/blackberry palate thats developed and complex
    Winestate 20082009
    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
    Savoury, medium-bodied style with some herb and olive offset by quite a deal of oak.
    Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
    87
    James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
    Bright colour; particularly elegant, silky mouthfeel; sweet, but not jammy, cassis/blackcurrant fruit; fine tannins, integrated oak.
    Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
    93
    Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
    Norfolk Rises again with another really well-made, solid red from Mount Benson near Coonawarra. This is a medium-bodied redÑnot a McLaren Vale blockbuster or the like, but a smooth and seductive type not unlike Benson himself. Wasn't he just the coolest butler in the world? Or was that Belvedere? No matter, go forth and discover Mount BensonÑit could be the new Coonawarra.
    Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007

    winemaker's notes

    Colour: Deep purple red with a bright magenta hue

    Bouquet: Aromatic cassis and blackberry fruit with a touch of mint, bramble, dark chocolate and cigar box

    Palate: Dense nicely ripened forest berry fruit with medium weight and extract. The wine finishes gently with integrated, creamy oak and soft, lingering chalky tannins

    Ageing potential: Likely lifespan 2025+

    Food suggestions: Slow cooked beef ribs, wild mushroom risotto, aged cheddar and wood-fired pizza

    Alc/vol: 14.0%

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