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Castelli Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Castelli Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Deep purple-crimson; a regal cabernet with blackcurrant fruit at the heart of a multilayered & complex array of typical firm tannins, dried herbs & cedary tannins; the balance is immaculate, but the wine sings out for patience.
By 2032
Wine Companion
96
James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Deep purple-crimson; a regal cabernet with blackcurrant fruit at the heart of a multilayered & complex array of typical firm tannins, dried herbs & cedary tannins; the balance is immaculate, but the wine sings out for patience.
By 2032
Australian Wine Companion
96
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
Sourced from Frankland River and it shows the elegance and refinement of that region perfectly. Leafy black currant aromas with traces of minerals and fine black olive. A dark chocolaty influence lingers in the background. Fine integrated palate structure with firmish supporting tannin. Elegance and style.
2021
93
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Deep Crimson, purple hue; the bouquet is incredibly pure and precise, offering cassis, cedar and violets at this early stage; the palate is seamless, effortlessly flowing from start to the extraordinarily long and fine-grained tannin finish; worth watching evolve over time.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
96
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
The West Australian
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep but bright and clear crimson; classic example of Frankland cabernet with blackcurrant fruit tightly woven with high-quality fine tannins giving it an aristocratic demeanour.
2029
Australian Wine Companion 2012
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Strong colour; a serious cabernet with a touch of austerity, even though it has volumes of varietal fruit; black olive is interleaved with blackcurrant, the tannins fine but firm, the finish long.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Walsh was quite tickled when Mattinson mentioned how much he liked the look of the Castelli winery. He muttered words to the effect of •I can see you in a cod-piece, prancing round their Tudor-style buildings'. He goes on like that, does our Walsh. A fraction dilute for the most part but an attractive wine that drinks well. Briar, blackcurrant, black olive - a nice little antipasto of flavours. Some mint, smooth black and red fruits, round tannins and a clean tobacco-tinged finish. It tasted better on day two than when we first opened it - worth bearing in mind.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Strongly varietal, with blackberry fruit and persistent but fine tannins; seems certain to develop well. Very sophisticated packaging.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Ray Jordan says
Black currant and minty red berry notes dominate the nose. A little leafy tobacco and rich dark chocolate influences complete the picture. On the palate the tannins are firm and ripe providing a firm structural core that holds the package together through to a very long finish. It's a solid expression of cabernet with good cellaring potential
The West Australian Wine Guide
90
James Halliday says
A lovely and bright, pure-fruited bouquet showing mulberry, spice and a little ironstone complexity; the palate is medium-bodied and the acidity has real crunch and texture; long, supple and accessible, with time in the tank for patient cellaring.
To 2025
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94

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