2016

Family Reserve Cabernets

A blend combining three noble varieties seamlessly blending the attributes of each to produce something greater than the individual pieces.

The aroma of the wine is a blend of black and blue fruits interwoven with violets, spice and earthy notes and a hint of dried herbs. On the palate, you can taste dense black fruits with choc-mint, complemented by full but fine-grained tannins with elegance and complexity.

$510.00 /6 pack

VARIETY

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

REGION

Coonawarra

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

14.5%

2016 vintage

Awards and Accolades

  • Top of Class | 2018 Hobart Wine Show
  • Top of Class | 2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show
  • Blue Gold | 2019 Sydney International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal | 2018 Hobart Wine Show
  • Gold Medal | 2018 Limestone Coast Wine Show
  • Gold Medal | 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold Medal | 2019 CWSA Best Value
  • 96 Points | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
  • 95 Points | QWine
  • 94 Points | The Real Review, Huon Hooke
  • 94 Points | Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, Campbell Matheson
  • 94 Points | James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
  • 93 Points | Winepilot, Ray Jordan
  • 4.5 Stars | Winewise Championship – Trophy Finalist
  • 4.5 Stars | Winestate Magazine (March/April 2019)

THE STORY

Behind the name

The Family Reserves were originally small volumes of special blends which were produced by the family for special occasions or events.

This Cabernet blend brings together the noble Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot seamlessly blending the attributes of each to make something greater than the individual pieces.

THE STORY

Winemaking

The fruit from this Cabernet blend is selected from several different vineyards from across Coonawarra all of which are known to produce both high quality and distinctive characters from each variety.

Fermented in ten-tonne stainless steel fermenters, pumped over twice per day for extraction of colour and flavour. Once primary fermentation was complete the parcel was basket pressed and filled into a selection of French & American oak. Matured for 22 months before, the wine was racked and fined bottled with little alterations and minimal handling.

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