Berton Vineyard, Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014Red Wine, Australia
What they say:
Sourced from the prized Terra Rossa region of Coonawarra. The warm days are moderated by off-shore breezes and the rich red loam over free draining limestone soils, are the foundations for the Coonawarra’s justified reputation for producing premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
• Best New World Cabernet, Decanter Mag, 2017
• Top 100, Wine Merchant, 2017
• Gold, SWA, 2017
• Food Match Trophy, SWA, 2017
Grape: 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot 2%, Shiraz 1%
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Bouquet: This award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, shows an intense, ripe berry bouquet with hints of fresh tobacco and sweet pepper.
Palate: The palate is brimming with crushed blackberry, cassis and mineral notes enhanced by subtle eucalyptus characteristic of this region and is beautifully complemented by elegant French oak notes.
Best served with: A great accompaniment to a filet mignon or roast lamb with herb roasted vegetables.
What we say:
As far as new world Cabernet’s go, this is certainly up there for quality of wine vs. value for money. The awards speak for themselves as you don’t win those easily.
Rich in black fruits like black current, spicy on the palate but with a cooling eucalyptus (subtle menthol) finish. This wine has lots of different flavours going on making it an exciting wine to drink. It has good intensity but not overpowering and is very pleasant to drink on its own. It’s better with food though and in particular great with lamb.
Have I had better new world Cabernet Sauvignon before? Yes (see our Ravenswood Lane). Have I had a better new world Cabernet Sauvignon at this price level before? No, this is a great wine and great value for money.