Coonawarra ‘Icon’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
What is Cabernet Sauvignon
This is one of the world’s most widely recognised red wine grape varieties. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. From France, the grape spread across the world and can be found in Australia’s Margaret River, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Mt Barker and Coonawarra regions.
The classic profile of Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be full-bodied wines with high tannins and noticeable acidity that contributes to the wine’s ageing potential. In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon tends to produce wines with blackcurrant notes that can be accompanied by green bell pepper notes, mint and cedar which will all become more pronounced as the wine ages.
About The Producer and region:
Renowned for its high number of grape-producing wineries, Coonawarra is recognised as one of finest wine regions in Australia. The Coonawarra wine region is located just 60kms north of Mount Gambier. Coonawarra is rich in the bright coloured terra rossa soil which, along with the limestone-rich soil and pure underground water, create the perfect conditions for vineyards in this area.
The Coonawarra Wine Region has a number of world-class red wine producing wineries, particularly known for their classic Cabernet Sauvignon. In total, there are 36 Coonawarra wineries and vineyards found in various beautiful locations around the area.
Most of the wineries and vineyards offer cellar door sales and wine tastings. There are plenty of wine tour operators that will take visitors door to door where many of these renowned wines can be sampled and purchased. In fact, wine tours to Coonawarra rank as one of the most popular tourist activities when visiting this region and therefore visitors will have no trouble booking a tour with one of the many operators servicing the area.
Visitors choosing to drive to Coonawarra will get an opportunity to see the gorgeous scenic views of the county and its surroundings. Many of the wineries also have onsite restaurants, where you can match local produce or food dishes with the quality house wines.
The producer of this magnificent Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 put a lot of love into their winemaking and are a small family-owned boutique producer that handpicks the grapes and only produces small parcels each vintage.
About The Wine and Icon:
If you want to talk about a smooth iconic figure and a smooth iconic wine then these two go hand in hand.
We have chosen this rock icon to represent our new Coonawarra Icon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 for many reasons.
He was the king of cool and electrified us with his mastery on the guitar. His deep, rich and smooth blues/rock sounds are legendary and are complimented in the wine with the deep, rich and smooth blackberry flavours.
This iconic musician’s sound was complex, mysterious and trailblazing; likewise, the flavour of this Coonawarra Icon Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 follows his path and is complex with dark chocolate and cassis together with a long finish.
Just like the music of this iconic music man… this iconic Coonawarra Icon Cabernet 2013 will leave you wanting more!!! Enjoy this beautiful wine whilst listening to this awesome sounds of this iconic blues and rock god!
Comments from Wine Buyer Steve:
We have been very lucky to get our hands on this little beauty from the Coonawarra. The region is neck and neck with Margaret River when it comes to producing some of the best cabernets in the world. This cabernet just oozes class and distinction with beautiful up-front aromas and flavours of deep forest berries and chocolate followed by hits of mint and smooth tannin do to its age. Just all the class really… My score 94/100 – WACC Gold Medal