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"Beautifully ripe & inviting" Wine Orbit

Fabulously complex, with upfront notes of berry notes balanced by pepper & herbs

Serve alongside rare fillet of beef, porcini mushrooms and sautéed spinach

McGuigan Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Australia)

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$26.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $30.99 $26.95
6 Btls, $161.94 6 Btls, $140.82
Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points
McGuigan Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Australia)

McGuigan Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Australia)

Member rating / 2
With each bottle individually numbered the Shortlist range represents a selection of multi-award winning wines that represent the unique flavour and character of each varietal...
$26.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $30.99 $26.95
6 Btls, $161.94 6 Btls, $140.82

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points

Elizabeth, National Liquor News Tasting, May 2019

Awarded Trophy: Coonawarra Wine of the Year

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

Awarded Gold Medal

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2018

Description

  • French oak
  • Blackcurrant
  • Dark plum 
  • Chalky tannins

"Herbaceous notes on the palate, a hint of blackcurrant, cloves and hazelnut. Long length and good intensity" Elizabeth, National Liquor News Tasting, May 2019

"Beautifully ripe and inviting, the bouquet shows blackcurrant, cigar, dark plum, olive and cedar characters. The palate is succulent and wonderfully expressive, delivering pristine fruit flavours together with stylish oak undertones, backed by fine, chalky tannins. The wine offers complexity and refinement with sweet core of delectable fruit notes. At its best: now to 2024" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2018

Intense deep purple with crimson tint in the glass with aromas that are beautifully complex, with upfront notes of red berry and blackberry balanced by pepper and herbaceous notes. The aromas flow through to the palate with rich dark berry and brooding stone fruit notes. Maturation in oak give some savoury characters, a slight earthiness and soft, drying tannins which all meld together to form a long, lingering sensation.

The Shortlist range is a selection of multi-award winning wines that represent the unique flavour and character of each varietal as well as the influence of the terroir on the wine. Each bottle is individually numbered.

The fruit for this wine comes from two vineyards in the southern part of the renowned Coonawarra region. This area has a long ripening period which enables the development of great varietal flavours and intensity. Initial fermentation occurred in small traditional 10 tonne open vats for 10 days. The wine was then pressed off and sent to new French oak hogsheads where it underwent secondary malo-lactic fermentation before being clarified. The final step was to mature the wine for a further 16 months in oak before bottling. A balanced and approachable wine now or cellar for the next 5-10 years.

Food Pairing: Serve alongside rare fillet of beef, porcini mushrooms and sautéed spinach

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Alcohol

14%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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Lovely Cabernet!!

Richard - 18/02/2019


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