South Australia Cabernet Sauvignon

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Aromas of mint, camphor, plums - some red florals. On the palate vibrant and powerful at 19 years of age - just hitting its straps! Full bodied brilliance from Cabernet Sauvignon vines which are relatively young on Wendouree standards planted in 1971 and 2002. Wonderful depth and persistence with that marvellous tannin structure. — 11 days ago

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@Jeroen Koenen Yes very lucky. Even in Australia difficult to obtain. I was on the mailing list ages ago. Tony Brady sells all of his production via the Mailing List every year.
Ron R

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Now you talking, Bob. Another Aussie treasure. How was the 01 vintage down under?
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@Ron R I think it was pretty good in SA (unlike 2000). 2001 was exceptional in Margaret River.

Greenock Creek

Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Interesting and fun wine. Nose of red fruits, mint/menthol, and touch of cedar. Palate adds prunes, dried berries and a nice acidity. Tannins are completely resolved, and approach bare perception. Given the riper fruit notes, the lighter abv (13.5), make for a fascinating glass. Would like to taste this next to Monte Bello. — 10 days ago

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Rosemount Estate

Diamond Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What a steal for the price! Ruby finish with a hint of youth on the aroma. Touch of Pakistan and pepper on the pallet at first with some blackberry, smooth finish. — 10 days ago

Di Giorgio

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Awesome wine. I picked it up at the winery in Coonawarra, South East South Australia a year and a half ago. It really impressed me then. Even more so now. AuD30/bottle! Fresh vibrant red fruit up from, raspberry, pie cherry and strawberry, with well integrated tannins from cigar tannins and dark oak. Full bodied, great depth. Excellent lingering finish. — 5 days ago

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Bin 389 South Australia Cabernet Shiraz 2002

See many previous notes. Just a brilliant Cabernet Shiraz blend and proof of the ultra longevity of Bin 389. The good news is that there are still 7 bottles left in the cellar. Difficult to see them lasting past 2025, meaning I won’t be able to keep my hands off them. — 13 days ago

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The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark Ruby with aromas of fresh crushed berry fruit with earthy tones. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with pepper spice, tobacco and cacao on fine dusty tannins. Long finish, nice mouthfeel, ending with fruit and an oak mineral character. Nice! — 9 days ago

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Moss Wood

Ribbon Vale Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Consistent notes to 189 weeks ago. Moss Wood from Margaret River - this is their 2nd ranked cuvée from a good vintage. — 7 days ago

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

From the days back when they used a simple bottle with a shallow punt. And what a classically crafted Coonawarra cab this is. At 22 years of age the opening aromas showed no sign of mustiness or forgotten old books. It carries a spirit of youthfulness within its soft and supple exterior. Drinking so beautifully now! Soft mint, eucalyptus, menthol hints opening to tart black currant, dried violets, roasted fennel, cocoa and cured meat. The velvety soft palate fades in intensity towards the back, but the intrigue of each sip makes up for the lack of length. Great vintage for this wine. — 12 days ago

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Enchanted Path McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Ron R

Ok peeps, many people have asked for more deets regarding our little cellar...
1.8m x 0.6m x 2.25m. The floor is Portuguese black slate (1cm thick). Floor, walls and ceiling are insulated with high-density foam, which has a low thermal conductivity. Chiller is housed remotely. Ducting pulls clean air from outside, and dumps exhaust air outside. Basically, everything is custom - my design, and a great contractor realized our dream.
@Mo Salem was instrumental with renovating our home, and the germ of the idea came from him.
This wine big and bold. Visually show its age. Cinnamon, cloves and pepper define the nose and palate. The oak monster is evident on the mid palate. Great tannins and complimentary acidity. This will sail on for another 5 years, but best consumed now.
— 9 days ago

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@Ron R awesome cellar!! I have enjoyed every photo you have posted.
Ron R

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Thanks, @Ted. I trust we can connect one day soon and tip a glass!
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Two more important points peeps, all the walls are backed with 3/4” plywood to support the racks, etc. all sheetrock within the cellar is green, due to the high humidity.

Jacob's Creek/Orlando

St Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

2008 vintage. Alex and Cheryl got this for their wedding in 2012. Not particularly brown yet. Red berries, blackberry, hint of mint, licorice, vanilla. Tannins have softened. — 5 days ago