Majella The Composer Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
TROPHY WINNER WINESTATE MAGAZINE CABERNET SAUVIGNON OF THE YEAR & TRIPLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
- ORORA GLASS TROPHY WINNER FOR CAB SAUV OF THE YEAR
- 96 POINT RATED TOP GOLD RUTHERGLEN WINE SHOW
- OUTPOINTED PENFOLDS GRANGE VALUED AT $1,150 A BOTTLE
- GOLD MEDAL LIMESTONE COAST & COWRA WINE SHOW
- 96 POINT RATED WINESTATE MAGAZINE
The Composer is a vivid dark magenta red colour with a bright crimson hue. Lush eucalyptus and red fruit aromas are paired with a bright, flavour filled, medium weighted palate of cassis and red berries. Subtle oak integration enhances the smooth and balanced finish.
96 Point Rated Winestate Magazine
"Beautifully structured bright purple wine with vibrant leafy cassis varietal characters, good tannin build-up and refreshing acid line. Will enjoy a long life!"
Campbell Mattinson Halliday Wine Companion
"Blackcurrant and apple juice, cedar and dust. This tastes of Coonawarra, cabernet and Majella and that's a positive on all three fronts. A gentle bitterness to the aftertaste detracts slightly but given the amount of bold fruit, it's barely noticeable."
Ralph Kyte-Powell The Real Review
"Impenetrable black-purple appearance suggests good levels of extract. As the colour indicates, the nose is concentrated, with blackcurrant jam and peppermint/choc-mint aromas. It's medium in body with zesty black fruit at heart and a dry finish. A clean, pristine wine in the minty style."
Gabrielle Poy The Real Review
"Aromas of choc-mint and blackcurrants on the nose lead into a dense yet fluid palate. The tannins have been tamed, structure coming more from a refreshing line of acidity. Its herbal side is just on the right side."
Winestate Magazine Orora Glass Trophy Winner Cabernet Sauvignon Of The Year 2022
Cowra Wine Show
Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Show
Rutherglen Wine Show & Australian Fortified Wine Show
The 2021 Vintage in Coonawarra has the hallmarks of an incredible vintage, with superb conditions and fruit of outstanding quality and quantity being harvested. It was an extended vintage with picking of white varieties beginning in late February. A break between the white grapes and red harvest saw the two main red varieties in the region, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, being picked at very similar times. The peak harvest for the region began in early April, following the Easter break, and continued until mid-May when the last of the regions’ signature variety was harvested. The season was mild with very stable weather conditions. The temperatures during the growing season were mild with only minor fluctuations and no major rainfall events. Dry conditions continued right through summer, and consequently, berries remained relatively small with thick skins. Coonawarra did receive several small rainfall events during the growing which was beneficial to the general vine health and soil moisture. These climatic conditions lead to long and steady increases in maturity levels, allowing winemakers to pick at optimum levels for ripeness and flavour. The 2021 Coonawarra vintage was free of disease, drought, and smoke taint. Based on the mild summer, and the colour and aromas that are coming through in the finished ferments, 2021 points to an exceptionally good vintage with lovely firm acidity in the whites and good fruit expression and tannins across all reds, which at this early stage, will translate into wines that have excellent cellaring potential.
Coonawarra, South Australia
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar up to 2029|
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