Glen Eldon Old Vine Series Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95 POINT HALLIDAY RATED OLD VINE CABERNET EQUAL POINTED PENFOLDS 707 CAB SAUV
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
- 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- EQUAL POINTED PENFOLDS BIN 707 VALUED AT $500 A BOTTLE
- OUTPOINTED ST HUGO VETUS PURUM VALUED AT $240 A BOTTLE
- EXTREMELY LIMITED MUSEUM RELEASE
- SAVE OVER $3000 A DOZEN
Red brick with hints of purple hue. Blueberry, mulberry, mint, plum and mild anise on the nose. The palate is rich concentrated mixed berry, deft use of oak provides amazing tannins balance and structure.
95 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
Had only recently received its cork when tasted. The silky/minty palate, however, is consistent with the vintage and age of the wine in bottle providing another layer of flavour. Hints of chocolate also join in on the palate.
With receiving the 95 points from Halliday, The Glen Eldon Old Vine Series Cabernet equal pointed
Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ($500)
St Hugo Vetus Purum Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (89 Pts JH & $240)
The Barossa has been producing rich full- bodied Cabernet Sauvignon wines for over a century. Our “Old Vine Serie” release continues this tradition. Located in the South Eastern corner of the Eden Valley, the vineyards were planted in 1858 and continue to impress us by producing small yet concentrated bunches of premium fruit.
Sandy loam and schist ground provide challenging conditions, low nutrients and water holding capacity for the vines to survive, rather than thrive. However over the last three centuries these vines have continued to produce small concentrated bunches of premium fruit.
Baum reached 14.5 before the fruit was hand picked and delivered to the winery ready for crushing and fermenting.
The fruit was crushed into small 2 tonne fermenters and fermented for 10-12 days with hand plunging in the morning and again in the evening, pushing the skins down into the fermenting juice, further imparting the precious colour and flavours in to the developing wine. After fermentation the skins were gently basket pressed for further flavour and colour extraction. The wine was then racked to a mixture of new and three year old French and American oak hogsheads. Every six months the wines were racked to tank and returned to oak, slowly removing deposits and assisting with clarity.
This exceptional wine has not been filtered and will develop a crust over time, hence decanting is highly recommended.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or through to 2028|
|Bottle Top:||Wax seal|
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