Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Rich expressive flavours of cassis, mulberry and a hint of eucalypt. French oak maturation adds touches of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a deep red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine has an aroma of rich blackcurrant, subtle star anise spice and a touch of eucalypt. French oak maturation is also evident with subtle aromas of tobacco leaf, cedar and chocolate.
This is a wine of great intensity. It has distinctive blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours. Subtle oak characters of cedar cigar box and spice are also evident. The tannins are fine and elegant – a hallmark of the varietal. The palate is well balanced, complex and fulfilling and lingers on the finish.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2018.
|Residual Sugar:||0.97 g/L|
Food type: Duck/Game, Italian, Pasta
Enjoy this simple, quick and very flavoursome dish of Kangaroo meatballs in a rich tomato basil ...
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||New World Wine Awards||2012||13a||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||West Coast Wine Competition||2011||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||New Zealand International Wine Show||2012||15a||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||World Value Wine Challenge||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Winemakers Challenge||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||International Wine & Spirit Competition||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||New World Wine Awards||2011||13a||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Competition||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||New Zealand International Wine Show||2011||15a||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2009||Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition||2011||Silver|
Reviews for 0
Glen Frederiksen, Winelines Online (USA), October 2011
Subtle notes of eucalyptus intermingle with rich currant fruit and black olive. Warm and velvety in the mouth, the wine finishes with supple, chocolate-kissed tannins. ItÆs ready to drink now and over the next five years.
Duncan Powell, Masterchef Magazine, November 2011
Wakefield Cabernet Sauvignon, Some prefer the shiraz, but the Wakefield cabernet generally has a bit more character. Rich, ripe and sumptuous, with aromas that hint at blackcurrant, it can handle a wide range of red meat dishes.
Wine Companion 2011, January 2012
Medium red-purple: the expressive blackcurrant/cassis bouquet introduces a medium-bodied wine with distinct elegance, fruit and oak playing off each other to good effect, the result an accessible and enjoyable cabernet for drinking soon.
Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (on-line), January 2012
Firm, with chewy tannins around a modest core of currant and blueberry fruit, meshing together smoothly on the fine-grained finish. Best from 2013 through 2017. Very Good: A Wine With Special Qualities.
Good Taste, August 2012
Wine & Dine
This is one of Australia's best-value cabernets. It's full of dark fruit, chocolate and spice flavours and works well with fresh mint in this dish.
Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com, September 2012
Black currant, red cherry, pencil lead and red bell pepper on the nose with a soft, gentle palate. Uber soft tannins and balanced with fruit finishing the palate. A fruit-centric early drinking and pleasant style, not needing age or big proteins to cut thru. Could even serve with fish. (tasted on Sep-13-2012)