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Professional Ratings: 89 The Wine Advocate, 87 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 114531
Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry and vanilla are accompanied by vibrant, dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long with fine-grained tannins from sixteen months maturation in a combination of new and older French oak hogsheads. Although drinking well now this wine may be cellared for up to ten years from vintage.
Match with beef bourguignon, roast meats or on its own with an aged cheddar cheese.
The 2009 Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple color and intense aromas of creme de cassis, crushed blackberries and black cherries plus nuances of Provence herbs and dark chocolate. Medium-full bodied and generously fruited in the mouth, it possesses finely grained tannins, crisp acid and a long finish. Drink it now to 2017.
An easy-drinking Cabernet, with varietally correct notes of cassis and dried herbs framed by soft tannins. There's a sense of reserve to it, and enough dustiness on the finish to stand up to steaks, burgers or even lamb.