St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Cabernet Sauvignon 1996


Region: Clare Valley
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Complex and elegant, offering rich fruit characters of cassis and blackcurrant with earthy nuances. French oak giving hints of cedar and tobacco to finish.

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Wine Colour

Garnet with brick red hues. Moderate to intense.

Wine Bouquet

Pine nuts, nutmeg and spice initially on the nose. Has a sweet liquored cassis lift with complex characters of leather with a forest floor earthiness. Integrated and complex primary fruit aromas are evident, however, are developing to create a bouquet of interest and charm.

Wine Palate

Rich, powerful flavours, supple tannins; medium to full bodied. Herbal savoury finish-has persistent length of flavour with pleasant drying astringency

Suggested Food Matching

Try with with Porterhouse steak and mushroom sauce. Perfect by itself, after a meal or as an accompaniment to a quality cheese platter.

Cellaring Notes

Immediately approachable but will cellar well to 2005, possibly longer.
Acidity: 5.5 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 13.1%
PH: 3.56
Region: Clare Valley