expert reviews about
Forester Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
91/4/3/2% cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot, hand-picked and open-fermented (with header boards), with maceration/ fermentation of batches between 7 and 30 days; matured for 22 months in new and used French oak. Very much in the pure, precisely detailed Forester cabernet style, marrying finesse with vibrant cassis fruit, cedar and powdery tannins.
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
“A blend of 92% cabernet sauvignon, 4% cabernet franc, and 2% each of petit verdot and malbec; open-fermented and macerated for between 7 and 30 days, then matured for 22 months in French oak (33% new). This is a very distinguished cabernet; while it is full of cassis fruit, it has the precision, bordering on rectitude, of high quality cabernet. Drink by 2031.”
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Interesting wine; classic, slightly austere cabernet sauvignon in a Bordeaux mould; ripe tannins and good oak support; blackcurrant and cigar box flavours.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007