Coonawarra’s iconic Terra Rossa soil produces Cabernet that inspires confidence. The Coonawarra Dozen is a mixed twelve pack comprising four wines from the region’s best.
In this case you'll find three bottles each of the following wines:
Lindemans Pyrus Cabernet Blend 2014
‘There are striking aromas of rolled tobacco and spice underpinning a wealth of cassis and plum; the tannins are exemplary...and the French oak is likewise balanced.’
95 points, James Halliday
Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
‘...great persistence of flavour and retains the elegance expected of high quality Coonawarra reds. Tannins are textured, silky and long and the finish is clean and bright.’
Winery tasting notes
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
‘...abundant blackcurrant and cedar aromas, complexity and richness, and ripe, chocolatey tannins and savoury oak nuances,...devoutly hums its origins.’
‘Excellent’, Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine VII
Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
‘...a beacon of light...cassis, bay leaf, cedar, olive and bouquet garni, strewn about a crucible of well appointed oak. Nothing is excessive... Assured.’
96 points, Ned Goodwin
"An 82/12/6% blend. There are striking aromas of rolled tobacco and spice underpinning a wealth of cassis and plum; the tannins are exemplary, firm but not aggressive, and the French oak is likewise balanced."
95 points, Wine Companion (March 2016)
"This is a welcome return to form; a beacon of light for a region that has fallen under the bushel of those on western shores. The tannin management here, recently lacking in Coonawarra, is exemplary. Of a pure varietal clarity with cassis, bay leaf, cedar, olive and bouquet garni, strewn about a crucible of well appointed oak. Nothing is excessive. This is mid-weighted of composure. Assured."
96 points, Wine Companion
"The bouquet has some cedar and smoked meats nuances, with a foresty savouriness. It's full-bodied and firm, with good mouth-coating tannins. It’s full-bodied and chunky, with a fruit-sweet middle before abundant tannin and grip at the finish."
93 points, Huon Hooke (August 2018)
"It’s not overripe but it’s certainly at the richer end of the spectrum, the reach for ‘more’ coming at the expense of some fruit freshness. It remains varietal and sure-footed however, its bursts of blackcurrant, malt, chocolate and tar flavours tempered by boysenberry, violet and fragrant herbs. Tannin is modest but well-formed; length is satisfying but no more than that. It’s a good wine, well made and presented, mid quality."
92 points, The Wine Front (August 2018)
CoonawarraThe first vines were planted in Coonawarra by John Riddoch in 1890, however it was not until the renewed interest in table wine production in the 1950's that Coonawarra was brought into the limelight. Located almost 380 km southeast of Adelaide, Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Its weathered limestone terra rossa soils, avaibility of water and relatively cool maritime climate make it a unique viticultural region. Extremely flat and unprotected, Coonawarra is exposed both to the swinging influences of the cool Great Southern Ocean and hot, dry northerly winds. Spring frosts also pose a major threat with the potential to wipe out entire crops. Mechanical harvesting is widely employed in the region although smaller producers prefer to tend their vines by hand. Coonawarra is best known for classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon, although in good years, Shiraz from the region is also very compelling.