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d'Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon

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d'Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full purple-crimson; lush blackcurrant on the bouquet and palate is the mainstay of an attractive medium-bodied wine, integrated oak and ripe tannins partners in crime. A drink today or in 10 years style, a regional dark chocolate nuance on the farewell. WAK
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Honest, rustic and deeply flavoured, this fruit-driven cabernet has a lightly vegetal and earthy fragrance of cassis, mulberries and plums revealing undertones of mint and meatiness. It’s firm and fine-grained, with a relatively elegant depth of lingering small berry and plum-like flavour supported by drying, powdery tannins and finishing with fresh acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
An elegant, medium-bodied wine that sees its first duty to affirm the affinity between variety and region. The tannins are fine, the oak subtle, the overall balance hard to fault. Seriously good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Good colour; over the years, has often outperformed both its region and price point, and this is no exception; cassis and blackcurrant fruit drives through the medium-bodied palate to a long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Ripe, juicy and generous, this uncomplicated and slightly raw-edged cabernet delivers an intense, confiture-like and briary presence of blackberries, plums and cassis with undertones of raspberries, and prunes. It finishes with a marginally baked aspect, but with lingering deep, dark flavours and firm, grippy tannins.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Excellent colour and a sweet dark cherry-scented nose with some mulberry and cassis, fresh brambly smells, really ripe and showing little in the way of oak. This is powered by a strong regional expression. The palate starts out sweet and has a fine sleeve of smoothly ripened tannin running across the palate, marking out even shape and driving lively dark berry flavour through to a chalky, savoury finish. Superb cabernet and magnificent value.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied, with blackcurrant fruit skirted by touches of olive, leaf and mint; easy drinking.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Sinewy, raw and hard-edged, this cooked and stewy cabernet reveals a modest length of blueberry and blackberry fruit, but finishes hard and aggressive with lingering nuances of prunes and currants. Lacks charm and balance.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A very typical outcome of terroir, variety and maker; smooth, supple blackcurrant fruit, a jab of dark chocolate; balanced tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
High-toned, ultra-ripe and slightly caramelised aromas of berries and plums, mint and menthol precede a slightly awkward palate whose depth of meaty, dark olive-like fruit is backed by a modest grip of papery tannin. Slightly overcooked, finishing with nuances of dark olives, menthol and blackberry confiture.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Sweet aromas of small black and red berries, restrained vanilla oak and minty, lightly herbal and menthol-like aromas precede a vibrant juicy and intensely fruited palate neatly entwined around firmish tannins. Tightly crafted, It's long and bright, well focused and balanced.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A ripe mix of dark chocolate, blackcurrant and earth; overall sweet fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Firm, linear and youthful, this tight-knit and stylish young cabernet has a future. Its lightly meaty aromas of olives, plums and chocolates and cedary oak precede a long and kernelly palate whose intense plum and cassis-like flavours are well knit with powdery tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Bramble, spice, herb and blackcurrant aromas; dark fruits, black chocolate and savoury flavours.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Compact cooler season cabernet whose lightly briary aromas of earthy red berries, redcurrants and raspberries are enhanced with sweet cedary oak. A pleasingly elegant and long palate of small berry flavours is complemented by a very fine cut of tight-knit tannins and measured oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Earthy/savoury/blackberry aromas; swells on the palate; lots of rich black fruits.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Dense red-purple; the bouquet is clean, with firm cassis berry fruit and subtle oak. The palate has good weight and ripeness, rounded off with soft tannins and subtle oak. All in all, an excellent expression of ripe cabernet varietal character.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001

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