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Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This pinnacle release Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from the very finest fruit selection and is entirely estate grown and bottled on the Taylor family estate in the Clare Valley, South Australia.

Member Price
$233.75
$701.25 / case
Standard Price
$275.00
$825.00 / case
More Information
Previous Vintages 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
Region Clare Valley
Colour A dark red-black core framed by a crimson rim.
Nose The wine is attractively scented with wild berry and bramble hints backgrounded by light chocolate and mint notes with a subtle smoky cigar air from extended premium oak maturation.
Palate The wine delivers a focused, upfront berry and summer fruits profile that jumps straight to the centre of attention and is counterbalanced by a mouth-watering freshness. There is a ripe and highly integrated tannin and oak firmness to the focused, long finish.
This wine has lovely dimensions and a poised, elegance and depth that reflects it’s carefully selected provenance, vinification and cellaring.
Vintage Conditions In the Clare Valley, the growing season in the lead up to vintage 2015 saw slightly higher than average amounts of rainfall initially and then very little fell, making it the driest ever August recorded at the estate. The first evidence of budburst appeared in the last week of August which is relatively normal. Rainfall for spring was well below average and not only was the spring weather extremely dry, it was also warm and windy. These conditions had a detrimental impact on flowering with resultant bunch numbers down on average. December and January were relatively mild, with rain falling during the second week of January. The moisture was a welcome relief after such a dry spring and the varieties on the estate responding well for both yield and quality.
Oak Maturation Post MLF, the wine was transferred to a selection of fine-grained French oak barrels – 50 % in new oak and the balance in a selection of two and three year old barrels, specifically selected for cedar, tobacco and spice characters. After 12 months a pains
Cellaring Notes Immediately approachable but will cellar well in ideal conditions for up to 20 years from vintage date.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 7.03
PH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 0.80
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 3 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters
  • Gold
  • Andy Dean & Andy Pope, National Liquor News Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting

    May 2021
    96 Points
    A luxurious, silky and velvety mouth feel. Impeccable and elegantly balanced with blackcurrant, cassis and a cedar oak spice. Wonderful enduring finish. This would be the showstopper at any dinner party.
  • Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    Mar 2021
    95 Points
    Deep, rich crimson colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet shows blackberry and various dark fruits with a patina of tobacco and toasty development and a very subtle lacing of mint. The wine is quite sweet in the centre from very ripe fruit, while the overall flavour is showing development and the beginnings of mellowness. The tannins add a savoury feel and a clean, drying finish. A very solid wine.