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Feathertop Cabernet Sauvignon

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Feathertop Cabernet Sauvignon

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Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Elegant, dusty and quite European in style, with a cedary, faintly jammy bouquet of red and black berries backed by a note of briar and a hint of polished leather. Supple and fine-grained, its pristine, measured expression of dark fruits and cedary oak finishes with a suggestion of dried herbs aril a hint of sappiness. It's likely to become quite cigarboxy as it ages.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
91
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Winestate 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Simultaneously baked and minty, with a sweet, confectionery presence of blueberries and raspberry confiture backed by raisins and smoky, meaty aspects. It's actually rather grenache-like, but thins out towards a hollow finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
82
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Very elegant, fine-grained and restrained, this delightfully balanced and structured cabernet is beginning to develop a smoky, gamy and cedary bouquet and some complex forest floor-like character. It's scented with violets, undergrowth and restrained berry fruit and its sweet, supple but tightly controlled palate marries reserved fruit with chocolate/cedar oak and a gravelly spine of fine, drying tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
91
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Elegant, floral and savoury, this fine-grained and loose-knit cabernet marries small dark berry and plum-like fruit with cedar, vanilla and dark chocolate oak influences. It's dusty and restrained, with a lingering core of dark fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Particularly good hue; gently sweet cassis, blackcurrant and even a touch of raspberry fruit; fine, savoury tannins and oak an excellent counterbalance.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rather cooked and raw, this smooth but slightly dehydrated cabernet has a closed bouquet of small black and red berries over cedar/vanilla oak and herbal undertones. It's rather jammy, with a moderately long palate whose initially sweet flavours of black and red berries dries out towards a currant-like and raisined finish backed by suggestions of dried herbs. Lacks freshness and brightness.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
83
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
86
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A firm, powdery cabernet whose earthy aromas of cassis, plums and dried herbs overlie some slightly meaty oak. Fine-grained and fleshy, it presents a moderately long palate whose bright flavours of plums, cassis and cranberries is framed by slightly gritty tannin. Finishes with herbal undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
87

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