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McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Jack Cabernet Sauvignon

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Jack is the newer edition to the Mcwilliams Mount Pleasant family and it 'pays tribute to Lawrence John 'Jack' McWilliam, the eldest of four McWilliam brothers who championed Australian wine through its renaissance in the 20th century'.

Jacks clearly was an upright lad for this is an upright sort of Cabernet - dusty, dark chocolate and blackcurrant Coonawarra Cabernet flavours on a medium bodied palate. It's hardly the most powerful Coonawarra Cabernet but it is savoury, dry and serviceable.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Garnet red with crimson hues.

Nose: Perfumed nose showing lifted red fruit characters of cassis and mulberry coupled with regional mint and supporting chocolate oak.

Palate: Supple, elegant wine displaying mulberry and generous chocolate fruit characters, nutmeg oak combines with varietal tannins to showcase an elegantly structured wine.

Cellaring: A wine to be enjoyed now or will reward careful cellaring for up to five years from vintage.

Alcohol: 13%

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McWilliam's Mount Pleasant Jack Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Deep crimson; highly polished red and black fruits, lanolin and hint of eucalypt; medium-bodied fine-grained tannins are in harmony with the gentle fruit; long and expansive to conclude. Good value.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Named in honour of Jack McWilliam, the eldest of the McWilliam brothers, long deceased. Its trophy at the National Wine Show ê11, and its top-gold at the Hobart Wine Show ê11, make its price unfathomable. There is no question this is an exemplary, mediumbodied cabernet sauvignon, with great fruit and oak balance, and a long, supple finish.
2020
Wine Companion Aug/Sept
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Crimson; an elegant medium-bodied cabernet with exemplary varietal and regional expression; blackcurrant, earth and cedary/powdery tannins; very good balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Cassis fruit with a nice herbaceous edge and well integrated with appropriate oak, fruit tannins and warming alcohol.
Winestate magazine 2010

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