Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
|Region:||Clare Valley & Coonawarra|
Generous ripe fruit flavours of the Clare Valley are balanced with elegant, fine tannins, lifted mint character and velvety finish of the Coonawarra.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine has a deep red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.
There are lifted aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and subtle herbal and mint characters along with complex spice and cigar box from the oak.
This is a full-bodied, complete wine with smooth silky tannins across the palate. Ripe flavours of blackcurrant and cassis abound, followed by subtle secondary French oak characters of cedar and spice. The tannins are fine and elegant and the finish is long and persistent.
Will reward careful cellaring in ideal conditions to 2017, possibly beyond.
|Region:||Clare Valley & Coonawarra|
|Residual Sugar:||0.65 g/L|
|Jaraman||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Femmes et Vin du Monde Concours International||2011||Gold|
|Jaraman||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||International Wine & Spirit Competition||2011||Silver|
|Jaraman||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Royal Melbourne Wine Show||2010||25||Silver|
|Jaraman||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||New Zealand International Wine Show||2011||15a||Silver|
|Jaraman||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||International Wine Challenge||2011||Silver|
|Jaraman||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Japan Wine Challenge||2011||Silver|
Reviews for 0
Illawarra Mercury, August 2011
Wakefield has had huge success with its Jaraman philosophy which brings together fruit from different regions, like this outstanding cabernet which is a blend of Clare Valley (64 per cent) and Coonawarra (36 per cent) grapes. It's beautifully textured, rich and intense with layers of black and red fruit, integrated spice, choc-mint characters, cleverly oaked, nicely poised, silky tannins. Drink with lamb shanks.
Mike Frost, Courier Mail, September 2011
This blend of cabernet from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra shows rich blackcurrant and cassis on the nose and palate, with a dash of mint, fine oak and fine firm tannins on the finish. Enjoy it over the next five years or more with roast leg of lamb.
Cracka Wines, November 2011
Wakefield continue to turn out exceptional wines the way they have for over forty years and the Jaraman range is a tale of two terroirs, fusing two regions to make one exceptional wine. This Cabernet is the result of blending fruit from Coonawarra and the Clare Valley and shows the best of the terra rossa soil that inhabits these areas. YouÆll find cassis and dried herbs, mint and cigar box. The palate is a generous with black fruits, silky tannins as well as some cedary spice from the French oak. This is elegance personified and would only be improved with some chargrilled lamb.
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, November 2011
A 64/36 percent blend that has good colour and an aromatic fruit-driven bouquet with a mix of juicy and more savoury black and red fruits on the medium-bodied palate; the tannins are fine and ripe, and sustain the finish.
Don Kavanaugh, Hospitality New Zealand, March 2012
This blend of fruit from Clare Valley and Coonawarra is an almost perfect expression of cabernet. A warm nose packed with cassis, mint and violets. On the palate it's even more pronounced with an added touch of cherry to the mix. Warm, approachable and very elegant, a lovely wine.
M2 Magazine, August 2012
The Jaraman wines are created from the fusion of excellent parcels of fruit from two iconic wine regions in Clare Valley & Coonawarra. Brooding in the glass - this wine is old beyond its years. While most will expect a bold, powerful wine, this has a little bit of everything, soft supple texture, with underlying blackcurrant and cassis notes on the palate. An exceptional wine...
Dave Campbell, M2 Magazine, December 2012
While the size and scale of the Australian wine industry makes it a major player in producing large volume value brands, the Wakefield Jaraman wines are quality focussed, created from the fusion of two iconic wine regions, the Clare Valley and Coonawarra. Brooding in the glass - the 09 is old beyond its years with underlying black currant and dark cherry notes on the palate. Recently released, the 2010 vintage is a bigger wine again and while drinking well now, a few years will give it added depth and complexity. This is the Cabernet Sauvignon to look out for...