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Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Thompson are one of those fly under the radar wineries far more interested in the quality of their wines than bathing in the accolades. This Cabernet is the result of another dream vintage in the Margaret River and rewards with vivid aromas of blackcurrant and chocolate. The palate is assertive with mouth-filling tannins and ripe black fruits ensuring a great match for lamb.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has a lovely deep red plum colour. The nose exhibits classic ripe blackcurrant, with hints of dark chocolate. The nose follows through to the palate displaying blackcurrant and red berry flavours with hints of dark chocolate and tobacco. It has an attractive succulence, velvety tannins and finishes with great persistence.

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Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Restrained and herbaceous, with an earthy, cedary and autumnal bouquet of berry, plum and prune-like fruit plus a thin, ethereal and green-edged palate whose fruit is rather elusive and fragile.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Lightly greenish, with a dusty, cedary bouquet of cassis, raspberries, red plums and dark cherries backed by sweet, lightly smoky vanilla oak. Medium in weight, its modest depth of green-edged cassis, red berries and cherries and fresh cedary oak is framed by a slippery, slightly metallic extract.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Ray Jordan (2009 Vintage) says
A most beautiful expression of Margaret River cabernet sauvignon. The addition of a small amount of merlot and cabernet franc makes an impression of the nose with beautiful perfumed qualities The palate is all about style and refinement. Effortless and long with a fine oak and tannin balance. Superb.
10 years
WA Wine Guide 2013
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Ray Jordan (2008 Vintage) says
Pure and intense cabernet sauvignon aromas on the nose. Cigar box, minerally black currant and black olive with a subtle leafy tobacco character. The palate is long and angular with fine minerally tannins and fine grained oak supporting some incredibly intense yet most refined fruit. It's a wine of some power but delivered with really grace and style.
The West Australian Wine Guide
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright crimson; ticks all the boxes for Margaret River cabernet; the bouquet is fragrant, promising the cedar and blackcurrant fruit that the medium-bodied palate duly delivers; the fruit, oak and tannins are totally in balance, and the finish is long and satisfying.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Big, broad wine with great structure and balance and well-defined, developed, chocolaty mulberry/cassis fruit.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Very good colour; generous but high-quality blackcurrant fruit immediately appears on the fragrant bouquet backed by cedary oak, and continues on the well-balanced and structured palate, which has ample tannin suppor
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Ray Jordan (2005 Vintage) says
Super wine from a super vintage. It's largely Cabernet with some important smaller additions of Merlot for the palate and Cabernet franc for the aromas. Classical powerful Margaret River Cabernet with all those black currant and black olive influences. The ripe firm tannins add substantial to the palate feel while the oak is perfectly infused.Ê
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Brightly coloured; has real depth and complexity, as floral aromas drift over cassis and cedar; the tannins are ample, very fine and ripe, drawing out the palate to a very long, even and harmonious finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Ray Jordan (2004 Vintage) says
Classic Margaret River Cabernet from the deep bouquet of blackcurrant and leafy tobacco to the powerful intensity on the palate. It's packed with ripe tannins and opulent dense fruit that powers through to a very long controlled finish.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide 2009
WINESTATE (2004 Vintage) says
Stylish and balanced, with berry, chocolate and plum aromas and flavours and very rich tannins, but in balance with everything else.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Excellent colour; flooded with cassis and blackcurrant supported by quality oak and ripe tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Fresh, lively cassis berry offset by touches of earth and olive; typical Margaret River structure; needs time to soften.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004

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