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Jaraman

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Generous ripe fruit flavours of the Clare Valley are balanced with elegant, fine tannins, lifted mint character and velvety finish of the Coonawarra.

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Previous Vintages 2009
Region Clare Valley 68% / Coonawarra 32%
Colour At release, the wine has a deep ruby red colour to the centre with a youthful purple hue to the edges.
Nose There are lifted aromas of dark blackcurrant fruit along with subtle choc-mint and a hint of eucalypt.
Palate This is a rich full-bodied wine that will benefit from time in the bottle. It is a well-balanced wine across the palate with fine, elegant tannins – the hallmark of great Cabernet. Ripe flavours of blackcurrant and cassis delight with subtle savoury French oak characters of cedar and spice. The finish is long and persistent.
Vintage Conditions The 2010 growing season in the Clare Valley commenced with above average winter/spring rainfall. During flowering in November an unprecedented heat wave occurred; the Clare Valley experienced 13 consecutive days above 30?C. This heat-wave coincided with the peak of vine flowering, which resulted in reduced yields across almost all varieties at harvest. The heat-wave was finally broken by some much needed rainfall, which reinvigorated the vines enabling them to start growing again. While temperatures were a little higher than average during late January and February, the evenings and mornings were cool and mild, contributing to favourable sugar and flavour ripening conditions across the red varieties.

In the Coonawarra, the 2010 vintage showed great promise, with above average winter rainfall giving good soil moisture levels for budburst in early spring. Favourable conditions continued during spring with minimal frost and settled flowering conditions allowing for excellent vine canopy development and fruit set. During November, much of South Australia experienced a protracted ?ot spell? however most vineyards in Coonawarra were spared from damage as bunch development was still at an early stage. Strategic crop manipulation and reduction was widespread across the district to ensure fruit development was optimum. With a return to more stable weather patterns during January and February, our key varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz exhibited the benefit of slow maturity; ripe tannins and flavours of a high standard showing vibrant varietal distinction.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in French oak barrels (10% 1 year old, 90% a combination of 1 and 2 year old) for a period of 12 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.02
Residual Sugar: 0.43
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Grand Gold
  • 2012
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
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  • China Wine & Spirits Awards
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  • awc Vienna International Wine Challenge
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  • International Beverage Exposition and Competition
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  • Excellent / Highly Recommended
  • Peter Chapman, Daily Examiner

    Jan 2012
    93/100
    Elegant full-bodied red with intense fruit flavours of cherry and cassis. Drinking beautifully now, but can be cellared for up to eight years.
  • Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages

    Jan 2016
    90/100
    Sourced mostly from the Clare Valley, but with around a third of the fruit from Coonawarra, this is another fine South Australian red from the 2010 vintage, with real floral, violet and kirsch­like lift to the abundant cassis and minty aromas. On the palate there's crowd­ pleasing dark chocolate and loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, but it has grip and a bit of substance, the earthy, dusty tannins and keen cherry acidity balancing.
  • Isaac Baker, Terroirist - Wine Blog

    Jan 2013
    90/100
    On the nose, juicy blueberry and blackberry mix with aromas of milk chocolate, mint and eucalyptus. On the palate, the blue and black fruit has a nice combination of freshness and sweetness. Flavors of coconut shavings and mint pervade the fruit, and it all works together. Impressive concentration, full of ripe fruit, undeniably delicious. Nothing to be ashamed of here, this is serious Aussie Cab.
  • Anthony Dias Blue, TastingPanelMag.Com

    Jan 2013
    90
    Minty, smooth and tangy with racy plum and raspberry; deep, rich, juicy and balanced; long and fresh. $30 (American Wine Distributors)
  • Anthony Dias Blue, TastingPanelMag.Com

    Jan 2013
    90
    Minty, smooth and tangy with racy plum and raspberry; deep, rich, juicy and balanced; long and fresh. (American Wine Distributors)
  • , The Vinsomniac

    Jan 2012
    88/89 points
    Mix of Clare and Coonawarra Cabernets. The latter evident with a hint of Eucalypt. Leafy Cabernet notes, clean plate with cherry cola and cassis. Grainy tannin, faint hint of cedar and bay. Moderate length, carrying some flavour through.
  • Ralph Kyte-Powell, Age

    Jan 2012
    4 stars
    A Clare-Coonawarra blend, this young cabernet sauvignon is a traditional South Australian type. Minty aromas mix with dark fruit and briary notes on the nose, with savoury cabernet earthiness underneath. It is medium-bodied with good length and nicely integrated fine tannins.
  • , Winestate

    Jan 2012
    4 stars
    Full-bodied wine with plenty of spicy oak but well-selected and integrated with the blackcurrant fruit.
  • , Drinks Trade

    Jan 2012
    Taylors 2010 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon displays ripe flavours of cassis and blackcurrant along will subtle French oak characters of cedar and spice.
  • Lindsay Saunders, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

    Jan 2012
    This is on the upper end of our usual budget, so you have to ask, is it worth all that money? Answer? Yes, Good Lord, yes. This is a very good red - deep, complex, rich - and it's gone straight into our top 10 cab savs of all time. A combo of fruit from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra regions makes up this one, with luscious deep red fruit on the palate and a finish that makes you want more. It was a sad moment when the bottle was empty. Love to team this with venison and see how it goes. Very well, we imagine.