Cape Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Margaret River Australia 14%
Cape Grace Wines Margaret River Western Australia
In 1996 Robert and Karen Karri-Davies planted their 15 acres vineyard on the headwaters of the Willyabrup Valley using natural organic biological principles. Cover crops of clover peas and rye grass are grown between the vines. Cape Grace consistently produces exceptional “Single Vineyard Wines” and have received 3 trophies and over 175 medals. In James Halliday’s Australian Companion, in the 2004 edition, Cape Grace was privileged to be included in the “Ten of the Best New Wineries” listing and has currently received a Red 5 star Winery Rating. With a limited annual production of only 2000 cases, the wines are sold primarily at the Cellar Door and mail order. But, I have managed to persuade Karen and Robert to let me have an exclusive small mixed parcel of their wines for the UK market.
The total production of this wine is 470 dozen bottles.
Matured for 12 months in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% 1 and 2 year old French oak barrels.
Cape Grace’s flagship wine. A stylish and expressive Cabernet loaded with juicy ripe fruit that gradually emerges as it breathes. As it does, other things start to reveal themselves, showing a meaty blackcurrant character, cassis, hints of ripe raspberry with seductive clove, leafy black olive and subtle cigar box. This is so complex. The initial attack of the fruit soon gives way to earthy truffle and mushroom overtures and amazing hints of tobacco box. The textural side is superb. Smooth, velvety and seamless with integrated weave of supple, silky tannins and fine-grained oak.
Enjoy now or over the next 10 years.
95/100 Ray Jordan 94+ points Gary Walsh. 95/100 James Halliday
“Sumptuous” Ned Goodwin, MW James Halliday Wine Companion
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