St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Region: Clare Valley
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Complex and elegant, offering rich fruit characters of cassis and blackcurrant with earthy nuances. French oak giving hints of cedar and tobacco to finish.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is an intense red colour with a vibrant purple hue to the edge

Wine Aroma / Bouquet
The wine has an enticing, lifted aroma of ripe blackcurrants, choc mint, subtle spice and a hint of dried tomato leaf. The overall nose character is one of richness and elegance.

Wine Palate
On the palate it is a very well-balanced wine with ripe blackcurrant characters, along with chocolate and mint intermingling harmoniously with oak characters of cedar and subtle tobacco. There is an understated power to the wine, with layers of complexity building across the palate and then finishing elegantly with long, fine tannins. It is a generous wine yet retains poise and the elegance of great Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellaring Notes
This wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2029 or possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.78 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.98%
PH: 3.49
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.53 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Tasters Guild 30th Annual International Wine Judging 2017 Double Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2017 Double Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Tasters Guild Wine Lovers International Consumer Wine Judging 2016 Double Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Berlin International Wine Competition 2017 Double Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 La Mujer Elige ""Woman Chooses"" 2016 Double Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 El Concurso International Vinus 2016 Double Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition 2017 2016 Blue Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 Great Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Monde Selection International Wine Contest 2017 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Winestate Best of New Release Wines of Australia & NZ 2016 Gold - Top in Class
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 International Wine Contest Bucharest 2017 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Australian Wine showcase Magazine New Release Tasting 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West) 2017 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Monterey International Wine Competition 2017 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Stellar Cellar Selection BTI 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Indy International Wine Competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Concours International Des Cabernets 2017 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 TERRAVINO Mediterranean International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Berliner Wine Trophy 2017 Gold
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2017 Gold - 91 points
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Winestate Cabernet Challenge 2017 Gold - Equal best in class
St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2017 Critics Gold

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201494/100 Hedonistic Pleasure

    Glen Frederiksen, WineLinesOnline, October 2016


    An opaque purple/crimson color in the glass. Intense aromas of concentrated blackberry and cassis are complemented by wood shadings of chocolate, mint, and a wisp of eucalyptus. A smooth and seductive black fruit entry to the palate gives way to notes of cigar box, leading to youthful, fine tannins at the back. This red shows a claret-like elegance and balance which should continue to provide pleasure over the next 15+ years. While perfect at a formal dinner table with all manner of prepared red meats, it is hard not to want to just grab the bottle and retire to a quiet corner, sip it, and slip into a reverie.

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  • This Issue's Reviews
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201492/100

    Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline, November 2016

    This Issue's Reviews
    Looking for an unabashedly bold expression of Aussie Cabernet? Look no further than this vibrant mouth-filling wine that's got great blackberry and menthol, with notes of dried herb, cassis and spice on the nose and the palate, with a firm grip that keeps things together. I like it now, but some aging will really show its charms. I'd say ten years isn't out of line.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201492/100 Outstanding

    Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel, December 2016


    The venerable South Australian winery, founded in 1969, was originally inspired by Bordeaux. Their signature Cabernet is spicy and rich with lovely ripe plum and soft herbs.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201491/100

    Isaac Baker, Terroirist, January 2017


    Dark purple color. Aromas of rich currants, plum skins, gushing blackberry, but lots of sweet tobacco, rich earth, violets, smashed rocks and iron. Full-bodied and saucy but vibrant acidity balances out nicely with the sturdy tannins. Deep black currants and black cherries, loaded with coffee, loamy soil, grilled herbs, graphite, roasted chestnut. Density for aging but it opens up nicely with just a little air. Gorgeous Clare Valley Cab! Aged 18 months in 40% new French oak.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201492/100

    Rich Cook, Wine Reviews Online, January 2017


    Looking for an unabashedly bold expression of Aussie Cabernet? Look no further than this vibrant mouth-filling wine that's got great blackberry and menthol, with notes of dried herb, cassis and spice on the nose and the palate, with a firm grip that keeps things together. I like it now, but some aging will really show its charms. I'd say ten years isn't out of line. Nice!

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  • Advanced Buying Guide - Wine Enthusiast
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201493/100 Cellar Selection

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, February 2017

    Advanced Buying Guide - Wine Enthusiast

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201490/100

    MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, February 2017


    The chocolate-laced cherry and blackberry flavors are rich and thick, with plenty of spice and black tea notes lingering. A dried rosemary detail hangs on the finish. Drink now through 2026.

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  • St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201490/100

    MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, March 2017


    The chocolate-laced cherry and blackberry flavors are rich and thick, with plenty of spice and black tea notes lingering. A dried rosemary detail hangs on the finish. Drink now through 2026.

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  • 35 Top New World Cabernets
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201493/100

    Decanter Magazine, April 2017

    35 Top New World Cabernets
    Roasted coffee and blackcurrant aromas trip effortlessly onto a creamy, rich palate, where a fabulous sweetness comes out behind herbal, chamomile tones. This is balanced beautifully by a cool, zippy acid core. A modern, vibrant, showy Cabernet made superbly.

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  • 35 Top New World Cabernet
    St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 201493/100

    Decanter Magazine, April 2017

    35 Top New World Cabernet
    Roasted coffee and blackcurrant aromas trip effortlessly onto a creamy, rich palate, where a fabulous sweetness comes out behind herbal, chamomile tones. This is balanced beautifully by a cool, zippy acid core. A modern, vibrant, showy Cabernet made superbly.

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