2017 McGuigan The Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 McGuigan The Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon
Item No. 2510110-1
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
The complexity of the brooding stone fruit and rich dark berry characters of the free-run juice displays chocolate mint and herbaceous aroma, delivering a slight earthiness and drying tannins for a long, lingering sensation.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$30.00
The complexity of the brooding stone fruit and rich dark berry characters of the free-run juice displays chocolate mint and herbaceous aroma, delivering a slight earthiness and drying tannins for a long, lingering sensation.
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Full Bodied

Full Bodied

Limited Release

Limited Release

Dry

Dry

Overview

The Coonawarra region consists of warm days and cool nights during the growing season. The winter is generally very wet and cool which allows the fruit adequate conditions to achieve optimum ripeness. The Coonawarra is a fantastic region known for growing Cabernet with rich fruit flavourand natural acidity. This Cabernet Sauvignon is the prime example of this. The fruit for this wine was fermented in 8 tonne open fermenters at cool temperatures for approximately 10 days. This process aids in flavour retention in the fruit. Once fermented the wine is allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and then transfered to new and old French Hogshead & American barrels to mature for 16 months before bottling.
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Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
Coonawarra, SA
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 10 years.
Winemaker
Jamie Saint
Accolades
2018 Winestate NSW - 4.5 Stars 2018 Melbourne International WC - Double Gold
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
pH
3.41
Residual Sugar
2.2
Total Acidity
6.9

Tasting Notes

Aroma

The aromas flow through to the palate with rich dark berry and brooding stone fruit notes

Palate

Maturation in oak give some savoury characters, a slight earthiness and soft, drying tannins which all meld together to form a long, lingering sensation

Food Pairing

Beef

Beef

Hard Cheese

Hard Cheese