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Clarendon Hills Sandown Cabernet Sauvignon

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Clarendon Hills Sandown Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Showing more red fruits than the other two cabernets, with a touch of violet and cigar box as well; the palate is lively and fresh and the acidity is a more prominent feature, providing a long, fragrant and even conclusion.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
95
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A dark, firm and densely packed cabernet for the long term whose slightly baked and plummy aromas of cassis, blackberries, mulberries and polished cedar/vanilla oak precede a long, very astringent and grippy palate whose pleasing length of tight-fisted black fruit extends long down a chalky spine towards a drying and mineral finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
93
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
For all of its legendary shiraz, this cabernet was the wine that jumped out of a recent Clarendon Hills 2009 line up. Caution. This is wine of immense proportions, of impenetrable black hue and a density that’s fully off the clock yet – crucially – it never deviates for an instant from exactingly varietal and regional definition. Cassis, blackcurrant, capsicum, leaf, even green pea meet dark chocolate oak and monumental cabernet structure. Mouthfilling intensity of dense black fruits linger with great persistence and power. Stand well back for at least a decade.
Wine Taste Edition 68 2012
95
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Powerfully delivered but with genuine shape and style, this sweetly fruited cabernet has a deeply ripened bouquet of cassis, dark plums and a hint of raisin knit with dusty, cedary and clove-like oak. Densely structured, its deep, juicy flavours of small black and red berries are drilled tightly into shape by fine, powdery tannins and fresh acids. It's set up for the long term.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deep, dark red-purple; black fruit, tar, licorice and oak aromas on the bouquet lead into a potent, savoury palate, with bitter chocolate also arriving on the scene, tannins in formidable support. As ever, high-quality, long cork may give the wine the time it needs.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Much riper fruit aromas than Hickinbotham, and the palate is likewise riper; while not porty, lacks the finesse of the Hickinbotham.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Brilliant colour; lovely sweet, ripe blackcurrant fruit is swathed in fine oak on the bouquet; the palate has powerful, pure, perfectly ripened Cabernet flavours, well-handled oak and plenty of tannins,
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
95

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