2004 Halls Road Cabernet Sauvignon

$19.50

Grape variety; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Zone; Fleurieu
Region; Kangaroo Island
Oak maturation; Slight
Analysis; Alcohol 14.5% by volume Ph 3.32 Acid 7.81
Colour; Vibrant, deep crimson
Winemaking; Hand picked. Bg pressed. New French Oak barrels – 20 months

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Product Description

TASTING NOTES

Aroma; Ripe berry fruit nose. Hints of Mocha and oak.
Palate; Supple mid weight palate. Some smokey, charry oak notes.
Assessment; Fresh, ripe, positive and characterful. A lovely complex savoury wine.
Fine ripe assertive tannins.
Serve; To be enjoyed with veal cutlets.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

Silver & Bronze Medal 2007

Deep dark dense purple. A really lovely well structured Cabernet with loads of ripe blackcurrants, menthol character, licorice, dark bitter chocolate, blueberries and hints of plums. Cedary oak supports the fruit characters well. Good vibrant fresh and lively – quite dry in style on the finish with ultra fine tannins. Try this with chicken parmigiana.
93/100 – Excellent.
Paul Ippolito
Wine Writer, Sydney

This wine shows that even when quite ripe, the Island cabernet tends to severe austerity. It has pleasing blackcurrant and prune fruit gel flavours, a hint of beetroot, and some pleasant dried apple pithiness, it’s but amongst a wall of really forceful stewing greens: spinach, coffee and tea tin. It needs six to eight more years.
14.5% alcohol; screw cap; 90++ points
Phillip White
Wine writer

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