Quite closed on the nose; lovely sweet fruit, super tannins, powerful, lots of green pepper tanginess – nervy, which I like.
Classic Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty more to come – so interesting to try this..
Created by both Scott Collett and Ben Glaetzer since 1999, Scott in the vineyard, Ben in the cellars and jointly in the tasting room. The philosophy is to capture the essence of McLaren Vale, ensuring absolute quality at every stage from vineyards to bottle.
It drinks well now and will reward with years of careful cellaring.
WOODSTOCK CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 Australia 750ml.
BACKGROUND: Woodstock has enjoyed a strong reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. Situated in the higher and cooler end of the Vale, Woodstock is the perfect home for the Cabernet Sauvignon variety.
WINEMAKING: There are four blocks of Cabernet on the Estate... each providing a unique character to the wine. Low yielding old vines from our Honey Hut block provide palate weight, Block 3 vines provide a hearty backbone, our “Pineless” Block provides lifted berry characters enhanced by the Creek Block’s added leafiness. Yields range from 6 to 10 tonnes per hectare. Small berries with ample fermentation time on skins result in great colour and tannin structure. This wine was matured for just over 14 months in 13% new oak and the rest in 2 to 3 year old carefully selected American and French oak to provide softness and complexity.
THE WINE: Classic leafy Cabernet aromas, with alluring hints of cedar and spice bouquet. Evolving flavours of juicy blackberries, rhubarb, eucalypt, toasty oak and mint combine with a rich, fleshy middle palate to create a balanced, savoury finish that lingers. The 2010 vintage of Woodstock Cabernet Sauvignon has bright acid and firm yet elegant tannins, which provide complexity and roundness. This is a wine that will reward six to ten years of cool cellaring allowing the tannins to soften while the flavours grow.
REVIEWS AND ACCOLADES
JAMES HALLIDAY - AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2013 Rating: 93
Strong purple-crimson; a generous, medium-bodied wine with bitter chocolate characters signalling the region, the black and redcurrant fruit even more enthusiastic with its message. Very attractive wine. Exceptional value. Drink by: 2020
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