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Gentleman Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Barossa Shiraz holds uber celebrity status, meaning Cabernet Sauvignon is often overlooked. Hugely underrated, there’s a stack I’d be happy to put on the tasting bench for the challenge. Gentleman leads the way with structural power and fruit elegance. Seems the critics agree with each vintage scoring highly.

“The colour is a deep crimson-purple, and the volume of cassis/blackcurrant fruit is very impressive. While it is powerful, the edges have been skilfully honed and smoothed, making the wine an each way proposition – now or much later.” 

 

 

 

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Barossa Shiraz holds uber celebrity status, meaning Cabernet Sauvignon is often overlooked. It’s hugely underrated and there’s a stack I’d be happy to put on the tasting bench to challenge that notion…

Approximately 70% of this wine originates from David Forrest’s vineyard high up in the Eden Valley. At around 400 metres above sea level, one of the highest points in the Barossa region, this vineyard produces truly exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon – indeed some of the best I have had the pleasure to work with. It’s pretty tough country up there and the lean bony soils keep the yields low and the berries small….hallmarks of flavour intensity. To create a slightly richer style, I decided from the 2014 vintage  to introduce about 30% Barossa Valley Cabernet from the Riebke’svineyards at Ebenezer to the blend…and I’m very happy with the result. The Barossa Valley component provides structure and power, a great partner for the classic Cabernet elegance and a sweet cassis fruit core of the Eden Valley fruit.

The Eden Valley fruit takes the lead in the wine…plenty of lifted notes and blue fruits, creating a really elegant wine that has real energy about it. The Barossa Valley fruit gives the wine lovely rich dark black fruits…but the delicious savoury tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon still shine through, making this such a bloody delicious drink! Here’s to the unwavering dedication of blokes like ‘Spog’ Forrest. A true gentleman of the Barossa.”

Kym Teusner, Winemaker

 

 

Gentleman Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 reviews

Gentleman Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

 93 points James Halliday Wine Companion  2019  

“The colour is a deep crimson-purple, and the volume of cassis/blackcurrant fruit is very impressive. While it is powerful, the edges have been skilfully honed and smoothed, making the wine an each way proposition – now or much later.” 

 91 Points Biggest Australian Wine Tasting Ever June 26, 2019 

“An array of violet, blueberry and pastry aromas make for an attractively youthful impression that flows seamlessly to the purple fruit-soaked palate. Plenty of flavour here. All nice and soft.” James Suckling

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