St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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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
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.

Wine Bouquet
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.

Wine Palate
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.

Cellaring Notes
The wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2019 possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.5%
PH: 3.52
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1.12 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
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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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    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.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 200989points

    Tasting Panel, Ultimate Wine Challenge 2012, May 2012


    Piercing tannins and a touch of fresh green pepper. A hearty wine that will make a great accompaniment to red meat dishes. If you like gutsy wine, this one is for you.

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  • Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 20094.5 stars

    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.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 20095 stars

    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.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    Dan Berger, Vintage Experience Newsletter, April 2013


    Deep and weighty fruit and with air the wine displays a more complex nose. Good acid helps the wine at table.

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  • Wine
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 20094 stars

    Graeme Phillips, Sunday Tasmanian, October 2013

    Wine
    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.

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  • Wines of Provenance
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

    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.

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