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Baileys of Glenrowan Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cracka Review

Direct from 'Kelly country' comes this more medium-bodied cab sav that would be the bomb with sticky beef spare ribs. There's plenty of cassis and mint on the nose, together with hints of tobacco and burnt toast from the oak. The palate is remarkably elegant, with lush fruity flavours, a touch of soft earthy spice and toasted cedar, a mellow line of tannins, and a smooth, plush finish. Drink over the next 3 to 5-years. 

Winemaker's Notes

Baileys of Glenrowan was one of the original pioneers of wine production in North-East Victoria and produced its first vintage in 1870. Since this time Baileys has become renowned for consistently producing intensely flavoured rich wines.

Richard Bailey, the founder of Baileys of Glenrowan, brought his family to Australia in the 1850's. The family moved to North-East Victoria in the late 1860's and Varley Bailey (Richards son) made the first wine. Since this time the region has become world renowned for its ultra premium red & fortified wines. Baileys of Glenrowan continues to be recognised today as a world-class producer of full flavoured reds and luscious fortified wines.

Appearance: Dark ruby with purple edge.

Nose: Blackcurrant with hints of mint and charry oak.

Palate: Rich and round upfront with flavours of blackcurrant and charry oak complimented by soft and well integrated tannins.

Food: Lamb Backstrap on Couscous with a Fennel Salad. Roasted Middle Eastern Pumpkin / Ricotta / Spinach / Pinenut Cannelloni with Rocket Salad.

Cellaring: A joy in its youth with the ability to age gracefully in the short to medium term.

Alcohol: 13.5%

expert reviews about

Baileys of Glenrowan Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Continues the theme of elegance, almost to an extreme; light- to medium-bodied, with quite sweet cassis fruit; minimal tannins and oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
89
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
The faster Baileys grafts its cabernet vines over to something more suitable, the better. Some Spanish grape varieties might be the go. 2006 RELEASE I've tasted a number of Baileys cabernets and they just don't compete with the Coonawarras and Margaret Rivers of this world, even when price is factored in. This 2006 though, is about as good as Baileys cabernet gets. It's fresh, fruity, quite pretty on the nose and satisfyingly flavoursome in the mouth. It's reasonable value, but the shiraz is much better, DRINK 2008-2011.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
85
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Fresh, vibrant, fruit-driven style with nice clean berry fruit showing some leafy notes.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Purple-red; medium-bodied cassis fruit; well-handled oak; soft, almost milky tannins. Treading softly in Northeast Victoria.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Powerful blackcurrant fruit; heroic, old-style Baileys; lots of tannins to soften.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
88

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