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ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Orange Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 1995

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ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Orange Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 1995 ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Orange Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 1995

ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Orange Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange 1995

ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Orange Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange
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ROSEMOUNT ESTATE Orange Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange
  • Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Vintage: 1995
  • Region: Orange
  • Code: RRLCS
  • Appellation: New South Wales
  • Country: Australia

Region Orange

Orange, located in the central west of New South Wales, came to prominence in 1851 with the first find of payable gold at nearby Ophir. The region is dominated by Mount Canobolas, an extinct volcano, which rises to almost 1400m. Most of the vineyards are north and north-east facing and located at altitudes of around 600m to 800m. At higher elevations, the vineyards are planted on predominantly red volcanic soils. At lower sites, the soils are mainly loess. The region experiences a high degree of continentality with spring Franceosts and hail posing a real threat. Orange is best known for producing crisp cool climate Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and elegant Pinot Noir although Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot also perform well.

Winery ROSEMOUNT ESTATE

Langton’s Selections Show Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay, Roxburgh Hunter Valley Chardonnay, Hill of Gold Shiraz, Mountain Blue Mudgee Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon Bob Oatley established Rosemount Estate in 1969 after a career in the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea. Rosemount Estate quickly established a reputation for making very accessible regional wine. It invested in vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Orange, Mudgee and McLaren Vale building up an enviable portfolio of wines and a dream team of winemakers and marketers headed by Chris Hancock – a protégé of Max Schubert and the Penfold family. Rosemount’s rich buttery Roxburgh Chardonnay, Giant’s Creek Chardonnay and Show Reserve Chardonnay – perennial medal winners on the show circuit – became star wines conspicuously consumed by local celebrities and politicians. The volume branded fast moving Diamond Label range blitzed the commercial wine markets in almost every export country. Such was Rosemount’s success, it tilte
Langton’s Selections Show Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay, Roxburgh Hunter Valley Chardonnay, Hill of Gold Shiraz, Mountain Blue Mudgee Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon Bob Oatley established Rosemount Estate in 1969 after a career in the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea. Rosemount Estate quickly established a reputation for making very accessible regional wine. It invested in vineyards in the Hunter Valley, Orange, Mudgee and McLaren Vale building up an enviable portfolio of wines and a dream team of winemakers and marketers headed by Chris Hancock – a protégé of Max Schubert and the Penfold family. Rosemount’s rich buttery Roxburgh Chardonnay, Giant’s Creek Chardonnay and Show Reserve Chardonnay – perennial medal winners on the show circuit – became star wines conspicuously consumed by local celebrities and politicians. The volume branded fast moving Diamond Label range blitzed the commercial wine markets in almost every export country. Such was Rosemount’s success, it tilted successfully at Southcorp (the then owner of Penfolds/Wynns/Lindemans etc) folding itself into a black hole of brands and a dysfunctional corporate structure. Fosters Wine Estates, the current owners, have attempted to resuscitate a lacklustre Rosemount brand. It does not seem to possess the same cachet these days despite the enormous marketing attempts and clever proprietary bottle. The golden days seem well behind it. The ultra fine wines, while performing reasonably well on the primary markets, have not fared so well at auction. All of these wines have become lacklustre performers illustrating the immutable fact that a buoyant feel-good sentiment is essential to the fortunes of wine. It’s not unlike the way the stock market behaves. Notwithstanding the history of Rosemount, the Mountain Blue is an excellent wine and often presents itself as a great value buy. The Roxburgh and Giant’s Creek Chardonnays have never really performed that well. The wines ages too quickly, but it’s delicious to drink when young. (See Rosemount Estate – McLaren Vale) Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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ABN: 77 159 767 843. New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $19,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $800). License Number: 32055289