Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


Region: Clare Valley & Coonawarra
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Generous ripe fruit flavours of the Clare Valley are balanced with elegant, fine tannins, lifted mint character and velvety finish of the Coonawarra.

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Wine Colour

At release, the wine has a deep red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.

Wine Bouquet

There are lifted aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and subtle herbal and mint characters along with complex spice and cigar box from the oak.

Wine Palate

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.

Cellaring Notes

Will reward careful cellaring in ideal conditions to 2017, possibly beyond.
Acidity: 6.4 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.7%
PH: 3.65
Region: Clare Valley & Coonawarra
Residual Sugar: 0.65 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Femmes et Vin du Monde Concours International 2011 Gold
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 New Zealand International Wine Show 2011 15a Silver
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2010 25 Silver
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Japan Wine Challenge 2011 Silver
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 International Wine Challenge 2011 Silver
Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 Silver

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  • Grape Expectations
    Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    Illawarra Mercury, August 2011

    Grape Expectations
    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.

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  • Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 200990/100

    Coffs Coast Advocate, September 2011

    Splendid cab sav from the Clare Valley. Elegant red with intense fruit flavours of cherry with hints of mint and cedar.

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    Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 200992/100

    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.

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  • Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 200970/100

    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.

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  • Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 200994

    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.

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  • Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    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.

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  • Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    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...

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  • Drink
    Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    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...

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