Etranger – literally ‘The Stranger’ – is a wine that has been dubbed “an Australian version of French Pauillac” by Robert Parker.
Grapes were specifically sourced from the area around our favourite sub region of the Barossa – Greenock. It's hard country with the shallow grey sandy soil over red clay producing small bunches of intense, non-herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon. Cropping levels were low and much of the older vineyards were hand picked and selected by vigneron and winemaker especially for the high fruit intensity of the individual grapes. We use extreme cold maceration to extract as much natural fruit flavour as possible and use open top fermenters and hand plunge keeping our old world winemaking philosophy front of mind during the entire process to ensure only the finest wine is gaed in barrel for 12 months prior to final blending and minimal filtration.
Deep black and purple in colour with a slightly bluish hue. Fresh, spicy blackcurrants with a touch of minty liquorice contribute to this classic Cabernet nose finishing with a delightful touch of new oak. Lovely purity, superb ripeness and stunning rich blackcurrant, licorice, cedar and spice characters. Firm, fruity tannins provide the backbone, which is well fleshed out and long.
2011 Vintage - 2013 Decanter Asia Awards - SILVER
2011 Vintage - 2013 AWC Vienna - SILVER
2011 Vintage - 2013 China Wine and Spirit Awards - SILVER
2011 Vintage - 2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge - SILVER
2011 Vintage - Wine Showcase Magazine Barossa Edition August 2013 - 90 POINTS
2007 Vinatge - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 90 POINTS
2005 Vinatge - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 91 POINTS
2004 Vinatge - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 90 POINTS
2003 Vinatge - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 90 POINTS