Masterstroke

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The wine has delicious, haunting flavours of blackcurrant, mint and dark chocolate around a finely tuned and classy tannin structure.

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  • Tasting Panel, Winestate Magazine

    7 July 2021
    98 Points
    A stylish, well made, deep crimson wine… lovely fresh varietal fruit characters… fleshy and flavoursome in the mouth...
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More Information
Region Coonawarra
Colour At release, the wine is a dark ruby red with a bright red hue.
Nose The wine displays a distinctive regional expression of choc-mint along with cool climate aromas of violets, spice and cedar tobacco notes from French oak maturation.
Palate Deliciously haunting flavours of blackcurrant, mint and dark chocolate persist around a finely tuned tannin structure and a thoroughly enjoyable long and persistent finish.
Vintage Conditions The Coonawarra region enjoyed good winter rains leading into the growing season for vintage 2019 which served to mitigate high temperatures and seasonal weather conditions. Typically cool nights created by the Southern Ocean created optimal ripening conditions which allowed for full flavour development. The Cabernets from the vintage are deep and rich in colour with great varietal definition and soft ripe tannins.
Oak Maturation Following extended skin contact over a four week period, the wine was then matured in high quality, tight grained French oak barrels for 6 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.0
Acid: 6.39
PH: 3.51
Residual Sugar: 0.51
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • International Wine Awards Spain
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • VINUS International Wine and Spirits Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Concours International des Cabernets
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Frankfurt International Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Berliner Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Stellar Cellar Selection BTI
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Asia Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Portugal Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2022
  • Wine Luxe International Awards
  • Gold