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Killerby Cabernet Sauvignon

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

We just love cab sav from the Margaret River, and this one is a rich and sultry minx that shows bright, sweet blackcurrants and minty hints on the nose, together with a kiss of toasty oak. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with succulent dark berry and cherry flavours, crunchy tannins, and a sweetly fruited plummy finish. It would match brilliantly with beef wellington.

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Killerby Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
With impressive purity and refinement, this is a Margaret River cabernet that sustains fragrant rose hip perfume amidst accurate black- and redcurrant fruit integrity. It’s classic, refined and finely structured, backed by firm, fine tannins of enduring confidence. An excellent release for Killerby and a great value expression of Margaret River.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2012 Vintage) says
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has an intensely fruited nose of warm blackcurrant cordial, blackberry preserves and menthol with hints of anise, pepper and lavender. Medium to full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it is not shy on structure owing to the medium to firm level of rounded tannins and vibrant acid backbone. It finishes with great persistence. Drink it now to 2020.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright, clear crimson-purple; the fragrant bouquet leads into a medium-bodied palate with redcurrant and some cassis fruit on entry, finishing with cedary/ savoury tannins ex 18 months in French oak. The best of the Killerby wines.
James Halliday 2015 Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright, clear ruby red; Margaret River at its imperious best when it comes to cabernet sauvignon; black fruits, cassis and quality oak come through on the bouquet, feeding into the medium- to full-bodied palate, where perfectly pitched tannins become a major part of the wine, building both structure and flavour.
To 2025
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
An honest, ripe and firmish cabernet whose sweet, minty bouquet of cassis, raspberries and blackberry jam has a confectionary aspect and a hint of menthol. Given some restrained cedary oak and supported by fine, chalky tannins, the palate is juicy and sweetly fruited, with a generous presence of blackberries, blackcurrants and dark plums.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Opens with a distinctive cool mint character that merges with the blackcurrant and cedar on the nose. This is a leaner style of cabernet with a controlled balance of sinewy tannin and fine grained oak. It has the structure that will support extended cellaring.
10 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
Red berry and cedary notes on the nose of this medium to full bodied Cabernet. It's a silky smooth elegant wine with a succulent supple middle palate filled with that Merlot and a fine long palate supported with a good oak and tannin balance. Deceptive power carries very long.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Very polished, measured, stylish and elegant, with a floral perfume of violets, sweet red flowers, black and red berries and polished cedar/vanilla oak. Its smooth, supple and fine-grained palate is medium to full in weight, underpinned by fine-grained, satiny tannins and saturated with cassis and dark cherries. Backed by dark chocolate and cedar oak, it finishes with charming length and balance.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep colour; prominent dusty tones on the bouquet with almost essency cassis beneath; the palate is loaded with sweet fruit, and the tannins are assertive and acidity fresh; dark on the finish, with a black olive presence.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Slightly dusty and leafy, with a restrained underswell of dried herbs and capsicum, this well balanced, and sweet-fruited cabernet marries fresh cassis, small red berries and dark plums with cedar/chocolate/vanilla and and a loose-knit spine of powdery tannin. Long and brightly flavoured, it also reveals some meaty complexity.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
One of the most impressive Killerby cabernets and there have been some outstanding ones in its long history. This is all about elegance and style with a tight mix of fine grained sinewy oak, ripe supple tannins and generous medium to full bodied fruit. Brilliantly brought together into a wine of poise and refinement. Classic cabernet here.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Shapely and balanced, this elegant and cultivated cabernet combines intense flavours of cassis and raspberries with lightly minty undertones of chocolate and dried herbs. Scented with violets and backed by sweet vanilla and cedary oak, it's long and seamless, with a dusty powdery undercarriage of loose-knit tannin.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Leafy, scented, briar and cigar box aromas; light- to medium-bodied, with well-defined blackcurrant/cassis flavours; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Honest, early-drinking cabernet with a lightly musky and herbal aroma of sweet, slightly jammy raspberries and red plums over spicy, cedary oak. It's smooth and creamy, with vibrant, if uncomplicated red fruit flavours over an assertive tannic spine and cedar/vanilla oak.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
Ray Jordan (2001 Vintage) says
Opens with a seductive perfumed scented aroma of red berry and subtle cedar. The palate is stacked with intense but elegant fruit surrounded by dusty French oak. The ripe fine tannins add strength and the flavour builds seamlessly to a long finish.
Ray Jordan's 2004 WA Wine Guide 2004
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; an earthy/savoury bouquet matches austere Cabernet Sauvignon with well-integrated oak; the very powerful palate offers abundant dark fruits and (at this juncture) formidable tannins. Will take years to be easily approachable.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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