Region: Barossa Valley
Retail Price: $35 per bottle
Curator Wine Co Marananga Cabernet Sauvignon
About the Wine
This Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was hand-picked and had a two-day cold soak then naturally fermented using indigenous yeasts. The ferment was hand plunged three times daily for approximately ten days. Then basket pressed and filled into French and two year old USA oak for three weeks barrel fermentation followed by 18 months maturation. Plenty of ripe blackberries, some raspberry and even violets, this perfumed wine has softly integrated oak and an elegant finish.
95 Points – Sam Kim February 2020 – Impressively ripe and fragrant, the bouquet shows crème de cassis, dark plum, cocoa and cedar characters with a hint of tobacco complexity. The palate is concentrated and mouthfilling with fine texture and polished tannins, offering excellent structure and length. Stylish and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2033.
92 points – The Real Review; Huon Hooke March 2020 – Deep, dark red/purple colour, with a smoky blackfruit aroma, dark plum tinged with licorice. It’s fullbodied, very ripe, softly-textured and round on the tongue. Tannins are supple and smooth and savoury at the finish. Appealing fruit-sweet middlepalate. A delicious wine if not that cabernet-ish.