St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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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

On release, the wine is a dark red with brick hue.

Wine Bouquet

The wine has bold lifted varietal aromas of cassis, ripe black cherry and aniseed. These are matched with lashings of chocolate, cedar and cinnamon from the French oak maturation.

Wine Palate

This is a concentrated wine with a fleshy palate and vibrant fruit flavours of cassis and blackcurrant. It is a generous wine which is beautifully ripened yet retains poise and the elegance of great Cabernet.


Cellaring Notes

This wine has been sealed with a screw cap to protect the wine quality. It is delicious upon release but will reward careful cellaring to 2015, possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.22 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.5%
PH: 3.56
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.1 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Sydney International Wine Competition 2010 Blue Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Japan Wine Challenge 2009 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2010 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Ultimate Wine Challenge 2010 Very Good / Strong Recommendation
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 Gold

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

    Judge's Comment, International Wine and Spirit Competition, October 2009


    This wine's bouquet is simply explosive, with an almost exaggerated concentration of gamey, ripe tertiary aromas, hints of medicine and spices. On the palate it's super ripe, leathery, supple and evolved, with cinnamon spice, and well supported by ample soft tannin. Great wine, not a bit shy

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  • Grape Expectations
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

    Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, December 2009

    Grape Expectations
    The Clare Valley-based Wakefield celebrated the 10th anniversary of its flagship red with a gold medal at the 2009 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. It's a cracking red, opulent and polished with intense black berry and cherry fruit flavours, rich chocolate characters, quality oak and fine, silky tannins.

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  • Drink
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 200593/100

    Ray Jordan, West Australian, December 2009

    Drink
    Excellent wine sourced from the original vineyard planted in 1969. It's a typically bold Clare statement with masses of blackcurrant and concentrated black fruits merged with some lifted cedary oak. The palate is fleshy and lots of sweet dark fruit intensity. Just starting to show what it's made of.

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    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 20054 stars

    n/a, Winestate, April 2010

    New Releases
    Lovely combination of tarry, leathery, black olive and dark berry elements. Dense, brooding nose and a rich and well aged palate.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 200593/100

    Neil Martin, Robert Parkers' The Wine Advocate, May 2010


    This has a broody, mulberry scented nose with touches of black plum and melted tarà The palate is full bodies with firm tannins, good acidity, an attacking Cabernet, racy acidity with layers of terry black fruit on the finish. Superb Clare Valley Cabernet

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 20053.5 stars

    n/a, Winestate, August 2010

    Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
    Slightly sour dark fruit bouquet and grippy, tannic palate with long, persistent, sweet, ripe fruit flavours.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 200594/100

    James Halliday, Wine Companion 2011, September 2010


    Strong colour; a powerful, medium- to full-bodied cabernet with the savoury earthy notes typical of Clare, and enough blackcurrant fruit and cedary French oak to fill out the long palate.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 200593/100

    Bob Campbell (MW), BobsWineReviews.com, November 2010


    Dense, complex red with some savoury, forest floor complexity emerging with bottle age. The wine has a great texture with silky tannins providing plenty of backbone. It has power and plenty of potential for further development.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 200591/100

    Lisa Porrotti Brown, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, December 2010


    2005 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon gives a deep garnet color and maturing nose of leather, tobacco leaf, creme de cassis, mulberries and black olives with a really earthy undercurrent of black truffles and damp loam. Full bodied and well fleshed, offering a good back bone of medium-high finely grained tannins, it has a long coffee laced finish. Drinking now it should remain delicious to 2018+.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

    Matt Skinner, Matt Skinner's Wine Guide 2011, January 2011


    From the super premium St Andrews line up, the cabernet is a brilliant illustration of power and elegance. Deep, dark and savoury on the nose with smells of prune, bitter chocolate, leather and sweet spice, while in the mouth it comes across sweet, rich and velvety with soft acidity and a wash of nicely rounded tannins to finish

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  • Grape Expectations
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 20054 stars

    Kerry Skinner, Winestate, April 2011

    Grape Expectations
    Lovely combination of tarry, leathery, black olive and dark berry elements. Dense, brooding nose and a rich and well aged palate.

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