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Jaraman

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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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$28.90
$173.40 / case
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$34.00
$204.00 / case
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  • Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

    29 Mar 2021
    92 Points
    Generously-flavoured… loads of dark, fleshy fruits… Very good length, mouth-feel and presence.
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Previous Vintages 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Region Clare Valley 56% / Coonawarra 44%
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 On the palate, this is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of cassis and blackberry fruit along with attractive oak characters of cigar box and tobacco leaf. Overall, the wine is well balanced with complex, well-integrated, elegant tannins providing structure and an intense, persistent length to the finish.
Vintage Conditions In the Clare Valley, the growing season was warm and dry for vintage 2018, the only year in recent times warmer was 2016, which produced some excellent wines. One of the great things about this vintage, though, was that we avoided major heatwaves during vintage and so to that end, vintage was relatively calm and controlled. Overall, our winemaking team are very excited about the quality of the wines. The Coonawarra vintage generally delivered superb conditions, leading to fruit of outstanding quality being harvested. The winter and spring rainfall leading into the season was excellent with good conditions for fruit set. The yields were moderate and the slow, cool ripening delivered fruit with fine tannins and strong varietal flavours.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in French oak barrels (50% 1 year old, 50% a combination of 2 and 3 year old) for a period of 10 -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: 6.55
PH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 0.8
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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  • Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

    Mar 2021
    92 Points
    Open knit aromas of plums, mulberries, pencil shavings and a leafy edge. Generously-flavoured and quite ripe with loads of dark, fleshy fruits. There's a menthol edge and plenty of tannin and structure to remind you that you're in cabernet country. Very good length, mouth-feel and presence.