Etranger Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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Etranger – literally translated to 'The Stranger' – is a wine that has been dubbed "an Australian version of French Pauillac" by Robert Parker, a world leading wine critic of international standing.
Deep black to purple in colour with crimson notes. This Cabernet Sauvignon has characters of blackcurrant and mulberry with hints of minty liquorice, which ensure this wine has a classic Cabernet nose and finishing with a delightful touch of new oak. The natural fruit flavours provide varietal notes of mulberry, plum and blackcurrant. There are eminent ripeness and dazzling rich liquorice, cedar and spice characters. Firm and fruity tannins provide the backbone, which is long and well fleshed out.
Grapes were specifically sourced from the area around our favourite sub region of the Barossa Valley – Greenock. Its hard country with the shallow grey sandy soil over red clay produce small bunches of intense, non-herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Cropping levels were low and much of the older vineyards were especially hand picked and selected by the winemaker for the high fruit intensity of the individual grapes. We used extreme cold maceration to extract as much natural fruit flavour as possible and used open top fermenters and hand plunge, keeping our old world winemaking philosophy front of mind during the entire process. This ensured only the finest wine were aged in barrels for 12 months prior to final blending and minimal filtration.
Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now but will evolve beautifully over the next 7 years
|2016 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 94 POINTS|
|2016 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - GOLD Medal|
|2016 Vintage||CWSA 2018 Best Value - GOLD Medal|
|2011 Vintage||Decanter Asia Awards 2013 - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||AWC Vienna 2013 - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||CWSA 2013 Best Value - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2013 - SILVER Medal|
|2011 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine, August 2013 - 90 POINTS|
|2007 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|
|2005 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 POINTS|
|2004 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|
|2003 Vintage||Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 90 POINTS|