Etranger Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Introduction

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.

Tasting Notes

Deep black to purple colour with crimson notes. Blackcurrants and mulberry with minty liquorice which ensure this wine has a classic Cabernet nose finishing with a delightful touch of new oak. Fruit purity and varietal notes of mulberry, plum and blackcurrant, superb ripeness and stunning rich liquorice, cedar and spice characters. Firm, fruity tannins provide the backbone, which is well fleshed out and long.

The Winemaking

Grapes were specifically sourced from the area around our favourite sub region of the Barossa – Greenock. Its 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 aged in barrel 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
Alcohol 14.5%

Accolades

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