2018 Vinrock Cabernet Sauvignon

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2018 Vinrock Cabernet Sauvignon

Sarah Linhart

"Perfect winter warmer"

Sarah Linhart

Felix Gentle

"Ripe, and mouthfilling blackcurrant, with cedary oak and spice."

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Sarah Linhart

"Perfect winter warmer"

Sarah Linhart

Felix Gentle

"Ripe, and mouthfilling blackcurrant, with cedary oak and spice."

Felix Gentle

RRP: $25.00 per bottle40% OFF

$14.99

(buy 12 or more)

$15.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.00 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
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Vinrock are better known as a contract winemaker than with their own wines, but with this premium red they've poured in all the effort and come up trumps - no doubt helped by the talent of winemaker Michael Fragos (who is also chief winemaker at Chapel Hill).

No surprises that this dense Cabernet is a beast. Sourced from a lock on the Luca Vineyard, it's exactly what you want McLaren Vale Cabernet to be - full bodied and full of life.

Expert Reviews

93 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitBrightly fruited and fabulously fragrant, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, blueberry compote, floral and vanilla characters, leading to a beautifully rounded palate that offers splendid fruit intensity and silky mouthfeel, finishing long and comforting

Tech stuff

Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinrock Wines
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2024
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Blackcurrant, licorice and red fruit flavours are further enhanced by a deep framework of rounded and supple tannins. These attributes combine to result in an exquisitely balanced wine that has depth, complexity and persistent length.

How was it made?

The grapes were harvested when they achieved their optimum fruit flavour so as to avoid any over ripe characters. The grapes were crushed and then fermented in 5 tonne open fermenters for a total of 8 days and cap management was a combination of pump over and hand plunging. After gentle pressing the free run and the pressing fractions were blended together and then, following 4 days of settling, the wine was racked to oak for 13 months.

Who made it?

Luca Vineyard was established in 1998 by Don Luca, along with sons-in-law Marco Iannetti and Anthony De Pizzol. The Don’s Italian heritage and experience with his father’s vineyard led the way for his involvement in Australia’s agricultural industry. Fastidious viticulture and the great terroir of McLaren Vale means fruit of exceptional quality, and the resultant wines reflect this. The philosophy was, and still is, is to create wines that express purity of variety and regional character.

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