Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Complex and elegant, offering rich fruit characters of cassis and blackcurrant with earthy nuances. French oak giving hints of cedar and tobacco to finish.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a dark red colour with a faint brick red hue to the edge. The depth and intensity of the colour means it should hold for many years to come.
The wine has lifted and distinctly varietal aromas of cassis, dark cherries, choc-mint and sweet spice along with fresh, vibrant blackcurrant fruit and subtle cigar and tobacco from the oak.
The palate delivers what the aroma promises with generous, concentrated blackcurrant fruit up front, mint freshness through the mid palate and finishing with long, fine-grained tannins. These characters are matched with lashings of chocolate, cedar and cinnamon from the French oak maturation. It is a generous wine which is beautifully ripened yet retains poise and the elegance of great Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2019 possibly longer.
|Residual Sugar:||1.12 g/L|
|St. Andrews||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||awc Vienna International Wine Challenge||2012||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||New Zealand International Wine Show||2012||15a||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||International Wine & Spirit Competition||2012||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Concours Mondial du Bruxelles||2012||Grand Gold|
|St. Andrews||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||China Wine Awards||2012||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Critics Challenge Wine Competition||2013||Critics Gold|
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Wining Pom, February 2012
Still two years away from release but an exciting new development in the St Andrews range. Only the most exceptional fruit off the Cabernet block make it into this wine. Deeply redolent of cassis, tobacco and cigar box with undercurrents of cherry. This is elegance personified, the iron fist in the velvet glove with a core of black cherry, currant, tobacco and dark choc, thereÆs a little Cabernet leafiness, a seamless structure and beguiling tannin framework.
Winestate, August 2012
Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
Beautifully fresh varietal fruit with a slight touch of earthiness mingles with toasly oak and has a nice tannin preserce. Good food wine that's drinking well now.
Winestate, August 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
A massive, oaky/tannic blockbuster with sweet berries lifting off the nose and some lovely varietal fruit on the substantial palate that fills the mouth up with wonderful flavours.
Graeme Phillips, Sunday Tasmanian, October 2013
A big, black and bold mouthful of ripe bramble fruits, mint and cassis, the palate deep and intense but elegantly balanced and finely textured with the fruit richness offset by savoury herbal and black olive characters and dry, slightly mouth-puckering tannins on the finish. Lovely drinking.
Jackie MacDonald, Selector Magazine, February 2014
Wines of Provenance
Wakefield describe the 2009 vintage as ""near on perfect in the Clare Valley"", allowing beautiful expression of their flagship variety. Full red in the glass, this Cabernet seduces with rich lifted plum, cassis and mint aromas. The palate is bright and savoury with a fresh core of curranty fruit, quality background cedary oak, a smooth, juicy texture and plush ripe tannins.