2018 Koonowla Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Koonowla
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon holds a special place in the heart of Clare Valley. Celebrated as one of the region’s great red wine styles, it is bold, robust, and full of character. In its own way, our cabernet fits perfectly into the profound Australian landscapes of the region – massive gum trees, sweeping hills, endless horizons that linger in your memory long aſter every visit.

Dark, brooding fruit and distinctive blackcurrant aromas are immediately attractive, while more complex characters fill in the background – a classically defined cabernet up there with the finest in the region.

Traditional, non-intrusive winemaking techniques are the key to such a powerful, yet elegant red wine style. We use only French oak barrels to enhance pure flavours and classic structures, while patient maturation delivers a keenly balanced, delicious expression of this epic Clare Valley red.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark, deep purple highlights

Aroma

Crushed blackcurrant, dark choc-mint

Palate

Plenty of serious cabernet expression, dense and concentrated black berry flavours with lots of background interest like black olive paste, fennel and that same chocolate and mint, which also adds to the wine’s trademark, mouth-filling texture.

Food

Seafood of course, from oysters to salt and pepper squid and of course the best whiting

Technical Details

Harvested

March 4 2018

Bottled

August 2020

Closure

Screw Cap

Alcohol

13.9