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Shottesbrooke Punch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

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Shottesbrooke is a small exclusive family owned vineyard and winery located in the eastern pocket of the beautiful and tranquil McLaren Vale, just 45 minutes from Adelaide. Set in the foothills of the Fleurieu Peninsula the award winning cellar door, opened in 1995, has magnificent views over the gum studded vineyards.

Punch is named after a hard working Clydesdale horse who worked the land now planted to our vineyards until the late 1940’s. The Punch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon joins our Eliza Shiraz and The Proprietor as our benchmark wines, named in acknowledgement of the contribution of the early pioneers of viticulture in McLaren Vale.

The Punch Reserve is a wine only produced in years of exceptional quality. Limited production of 477 dozen.

Appearance: Rich purple hues of vintage are mellowing into a deep red which comes with oak maturation and maturity.

Nose: The nose exhibits small berry fruit aromas of black cherries, blueberries and black currants, along with a hint of mint and pepper.

Palate: The first impression of the palate is of richness and depth. Further exploration shows layers of toasty oak characters and some dark chocolate flavours along with mint and blackcurrant. The structure and texture is mouth filling with great length.

Food: Premium sirloin steak.

Cellaring: Drink now until 2026.

Alcohol: 14.45%

Winemaker's Notes

Shottesbrooke is a small exclusive family owned vineyard and winery located in the eastern pocket of the beautiful and tranquil McLaren Vale, just 45 minutes from Adelaide. Set in the foothills of the Fleurieu Peninsula the award winning cellar door, opened in 1995, has magnificent views over the gum studded vineyards.

Punch is named after a hard working Clydesdale horse who worked the land now planted to our vineyards until the late 1940’s. The Punch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon joins our Eliza Shiraz and The Proprietor as our benchmark wines, named in acknowledgement of the contribution of the early pioneers of viticulture in McLaren Vale.

The Punch Reserve is a wine only produced in years of exceptional quality. Limited production of 477 dozen.

Appearance: Rich purple hues of vintage are mellowing into a deep red which comes with oak maturation and maturity.

Nose: The nose exhibits small berry fruit aromas of black cherries, blueberries and black currants, along with a hint of mint and pepper.

Palate: The first impression of the palate is of richness and depth. Further exploration shows layers of toasty oak characters and some dark chocolate flavours along with mint and blackcurrant. The structure and texture is mouth filling with great length.

Food: Premium sirloin steak.

Cellaring: Drink now until 2026.

Alcohol: 14.45%

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Shottesbrooke Punch Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has very good varietal definition to both bouquet and palate; black fruit with a dusting of dark chocolate runs through an even palate with excellent line and balance
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Has an extra dimension of complexity and power without in any way succumbing to the alcohol or extract trap; beautifully balanced cabernet fruit, oak and ripe tannins. Punch was a long-serving Clydesdale horse.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
95
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Significantly riper and slightly more concentrated than the standard release, but still not a blockbuster; blackberry, cassis and chocolate fruit; good oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
93

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