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Original Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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$75.00

A classical Yarra Valley Cabernet - medium bodied and fragrant with violet plum notes.

Wine Details

Region Yarra Valley

State Victoria

Wine Type Red Wine

Variety Type Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage 13%

Background

The Oakridge Specialty Wines range is a playful series made up of alternate varieties and experimental blends.

Tasting Notes

Dark purple in appearance. A classical Yarra Valley Cabernet nose - briar, cedar, blackcurrants, blood plum and violets with hints of red currant fruit and fresh tobacco leaf. The palate is evenly layered and textural with mid-palate weight and depth. Brightly fruited with cassis and plums with a hint of dark cherry with soft savoury tannins and a graphite note that refreshes and adds to the long finish. A smooth, fragrant and mouth coating wine that is medium bodied.

Vineyard Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the original Oakridge Vineyard in the cool red soils of Seville.

Winemaker's Notes

All grapes hand harvested and sorted prior to gently destemming to fermenter. After a four day cold maceration, fermentation commenced and peaked at 30°C. Pump-overs were conducted twice per day, and post ferment, the wine remained on skins for an additional 4 weeks prior to pressing. The wine then spent 15 months in French oak barrels maturing before blending and bottling.

Vintage Notes

A warm wet spring followed by a dry summer and autumn, with good crops in near perfect harvesting conditions. Flowering occurred in November, fruit set in January and harvest on March 18th at 12.9° baume.

Awards

Title Melbourne Royal Wine Show 2021

Description Gold Medal

Product Reviews (3)

Halliday Wine Companion - 96pts

“A wine of medium-deep crimson colour, with gorgeous aromatics including dark cherries, satsuma plums, violets and a gentle waft of cedar from the oak. Classic, medium-bodied and beautifully poised cabernet, with silky long tannins. This should age effortlessly over the next 10–15 years.” – Philip Rich

Wine Reviewer - 96pts

“A classical Cabernet Sauvignon that has concentration and definition. The nose gives blackberry, mulberry, a dusting of cocoa and cedar spice. The texture of the wine on the palate is impeccable, the tannins are fine but have such impact and give dimension and length to textured black berry fruits; there is an understated chocolate note to finish with driving length of blackberry and faint dusting of brown spice. A very long life ahead.” – Patrick Eckel

The Wine Front - 95+pts

“Such an elegant cabernet and so well fruited. This is money in the bank as a cellaring option. Mint and tobacco over juicy redcurrant, edging into black. Integrated cedarwood oak with a jube-like top note. Fruit-driven but chained throughout by high grade tannin. All good things, in all good order. Beautifully sustained, tobacco-flecked finish. Excellent.” – Campbell Mattinson

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