Redesdale Estate Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2006
92 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY 15 YEAR OLD HEATHCOTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON CABERNET FRANC BLEND
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From 20 y/o vines of Cab Sauv, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Malbec & Merlot, aged on French oak, this beautifully cellared 2006 wine shows astounding freshness and fruit purity, a bouquet of red and blue fruits and fine-grained tannins, with a spicy back palate and aftertaste.
92 Point Rated - James Halliday The Wine Companion
Good hue; a severe cabernet, the fruit and tannins joining together to cause a mouth-puckering reaction; after the initial jolt, the pure varietal expression of the two cabernets is obvious; one assumes that time will soften the impact without diminishing the fruit.
Nick Butler The Real Review
"Impressively youthful colour, darkest red with bright red edges. Instantly volatile when swirled, nutty oak and stewed mixed berries. Rich and ripe purple fruits greet the palate, though tannins are abrupt. Has been stripped by barnyardy influences."
Christian Maier - Wine Masterclass
"Good ripeness- very black fruit. A good backbone of ripe tannins. Generous but ultimately very elegant, with balance between fruit tannins and acidity. Doesn’t show its age but has great class...fine grained tannins and good structure. Tasted October 2015, Heathcote region rating 9/10"
"The wine shows restraint and poise, then some excellent primary red fruit character. Hints of blood plum, cassis and cranberry reveal themselves. The tannins are firm, the acid shows all the signs of a wine that will age well for 10 to 15 years."
Overlooking the Campaspe River valley, visitors to Redesdale Estate Vineyard will enjoy the views and Mediterranean style gardens of this quaint restored bluestone dairy. Redesdale Estate’s vineyards are among the oldest in the cool climate southern part of the Heathcote wine region and are grown on old volcanic sendimentary rock and soils.
This rich soil contributes greatly to the intensity and varietal purity of their wines. Planted in 1982, all of Redesdale Estate’s grapes were once sold to a contract winemaker. It wasn’t until 1999 that the winery began producing their own wines. The 1999 Redesdale Estate Shiraz was the first vintage to be labelled under the Redesdale Estate label and was the first of many fine red wines made by their winemaker.
Producing estate grown red wines, Redesdale Estate handpicks their grapes with care. This ensures each bunch is in optimal condition when they begin the winemaking process.
The wines are aged in new and one-year-old French oak, and further aged for two years in the bottle. The result is award winning wines that show great elegance.
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