Save 61% on a clever six-pack that’s been built to demonstrate the great scope and unique stories of some of South Australia’s top Cabernet producers. All points of South Australia’s Cabernet compass are covered. This half dozen features two bottles apiece from Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra.
In this six bottle pack, you’ll receive one bottles each of the following wines: Hobbs of Barossa Tin Lids Cabernet Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2018 Mitolo Wines Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale 2018 Bec Hardy Wines Pertaringa Tipsy Hill Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale 2016 Parker Coonawarra Estate Terra Rossa First Growth, Coonawarra 2009 Greenock Creek Four Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2019 Jim Barry Wines The First XI Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 2015
Deep purple/red colour, a very ripe, jammy, almost port-like aroma, the palate dense and thickly-textured, with slathers of tannin balancing lush fruit, superripe and concentrated. It's gutsy, and not especially elegant. It would have a lot of admirers.
92 points, The Real Review (July 2020)
A 50-50 blend, the 2018 Tin Lids Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon is a solid, inky mass in the glass. Smoky, peppery essences emerge on the nose, backed by dense blueberries and blackberries. There's a pleasant briery note, hints of sage and bay leaf, with any oak treatment pushed into the background. Full-bodied and rich, yet not overly heavy, it's poised on the cusp of being over the top in terms of its concentration, but remains balanced and reasonably harmonious from start to finish, buoyed by supple tannins that turn gently dusty on the long finish.
93 points, Wine Advocate (February 2021)
Made in a way akin to Amarone, from partially dried grapes, the 2018 Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon features lifted, almost floral, notes of black tea leaves atop fresh blueberries and cassis. It tastes fresh, not dried, and comes across surprisingly light in body and elegant, with fresh cherry flavors on a softly dusty finish.
93 points, Wine Advocate (November 2019)
The Tipsy Hill Vineyard in Blewitt Springs is owned by Richard Dolan and Bec Hardy. It's a pocket-hankerchief size, east-facing, and was planted in '99. This first single vineyard release has superb colour, and the cool site has resulted in a terrific cabernet strongly reminiscent of young Bordeaux. It is a wine of great purity, savoury bay leaf/black olive notes partly hidden by blackcurrant fruit, fine but firm tannins the essential conclusion. Great wine.
97 points, Wine Companion (January 2019)
Deep, dense red/purple colour and a quite oaky, rather closed bouquet. It's concentrated all-round. Blackberries and oak and super-ripe black olive notes. The wine is full-bodied and intense, lively and with a slight astringent edge. Fresh, bold, big wine. Lots of alcohol warmth and richness. It opened up after extended airing, to offer deep-set black fruits, quite complex, and a rich fruit-sweet mid-palate. Cellar for best results. (From a young vineyard at Blewitt Springs)
95 points, The Real Review (April 2018)
Jim Barry transformed the Penola cricket pitch to a vineyard of cabernet, in '97. This is the result, released in stellar years only. Confident in a mid-weighted gaze of red to blackcurrant notes and terracotta warmth, with earthen tannins strident across its midriff. Stiff upper lipped, but warm of fruit, this is at once firmly astringent and generous. Bay leaf and a waft of menthol service a herbal underbelly.
93 points, Wine Companion (December 2017)
Deep colour with a purple tint and a rich, ripe, raspberry-scented bouquet. A full-bodied cabernet with no sign of greener spectrum fruit notes, the oak perfectly balanced and tannins soft and rounded and easygoing. Regional mint is not noticeable. Excellent cabernet. (The vineyard was planted on the former Penola cricket ground)
93 points, The Real Review (February 2018)