Classic Coonawarra Cabernet Collection 6-pack
There’s much that makes Coonawarra stand out: its terra rossa soils, its maritime climate, the signature hint of eucalypt. It produces at a level far greater than that thin strip of terroir is occupies suggests it should. It is one of our great wine regions.
In this case you’ll find two bottles each of the following:
Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Majella Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
'Deep, dark colour, with an oak-driven bouquet. A smell of charred timber dominates at first. There is attractive ripe, rich, varietal fruit beneath. The wine is full-bodied and elegantly-structured in the mouth with measured, fine-grained tannins, balance and length. A very attractive cabernet.'
93 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review, May 2019
'Good colour depth. Beautiful bright aromas of redcurrant, cassis and gentle background savoury oak. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely finesse and fruit purity. Needs a little time in bottle to show its true colours.'
92 points, Toni Paterson, The real Review, April 2019
'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, Ned Goodwin MW, Wine Companion, 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.