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Longitude 35°24’23” East
Latitude 35°24’23” South
Altitude 80 Feet = 25 Metres

Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet was grown in the family's pride and joy, overlooking the Finniss River wetlands, Tony Brooks and Prof. Barbara Santich's dry grown Stranger's Reach vineyard cooled by the Great Southern Ocean and Lake Alexandrina where low rainfall and deep alluvial soils encourage Cabernet to populate or perish.

Selected bunches were hand picked by family and friends in the third week of March and gently crushed into open top fermenters. After 14 days fermentation the wine was then basket pressed into some new but predominately older French Oak Barriques for 18 months maturation and then bottled with minimal winemaking artifact, to capture the essence of the vineyard and will reward cellaring and decanting.

Vale Evelyn (gran) Phillips nee Walker vintage 1921-2010.

Tasting Notes

The nose is scented blueberries, cassis and anise aromas with baking spice, cedar and blackberry notes. Rich, deep, full-flavoured, blueberry, black plums, figs and milk chocolate flavours. Tobacco, spearmint and soft powdery Cabernet tannins softened by smooth, mouth-filling fruit before a really extended finish.

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  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 - Gold, 93 Points
  • Sommelier International Wine Challenge 2018 – Platinum Medal 94 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2019 - Double Gold Medal
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge Tranche 1 2019 – Silver Medal, 90 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • New Zealand International Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion - 95 Points
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