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Destinations Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

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What’s your favourite wine destination? We’ve got too many to mention. But we are pleased that the Long Flat brand have put their favourite wine varieties and destinations together. This release pairs Cabernet with Coonawarra, a combination that’s like two peas in a pod. On the nose you can expect aromas of blackcurrant, earth, and a regional hint of mint. The palate is nicely medium bodied with black fruits, great flavour and nicely detailed structure.

Winemaker's Notes

Fermented in closed stainless steel static fermenters and pumped over twice a day then pressed and transferred into one and two year old French oak barrels. The aroma is a classic regional bouquet of choc/mint, blackberry and cassis. The palate is medium bodied with good depth of flavour and shows lovely complexity, regional character and fruit weight.

Food Match: A superb partner for pork sirloin roast with sautéed apple and red cabbage or char grilled rib eye steaks with creamy mushroom sauce and sweet potato mash.

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Destinations Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Dense purple; intense black fruits on the bouquet come as no surprise, nor does the strength of the full-bodied palate; there isn't much finesse here, but it's remarkable value for long-term cellaring.
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Australian Wine Companion 2011
91
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Nice tight, cool-climate cabernet with toasty oak sitting on top of dark berry fruit.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright colour; cassis and a touch of mint, with fine tannin and fleshy fruit on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-to full-bodied, and over-delivers on price; savoury blackcurrant and mulberry fruit, with plenty of tannin support.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Peter Forrestal (2005 Vintage) says
Cheviot Bridge's virtual winery has fashioned this cabernet from Coonawarra fruit in the very good 2005 vintage. There are brooding aromas, dense brambly, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, smooth texture and substantial tannins to close. The winery's website recommends serving it with char-grilled rib eye steaks with creamy mushroom sauce and sweet potato mash. I'll go along with that.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Has more weight and structure than expected, and, similarly, varietal character expressed by blackcurrant fruit and fine, ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89

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