2020 Moonambel Cabernet Sauvignon
2020 Moonambel Cabernet Sauvignon
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Vendor Dalwhinnie

2020 Moonambel Cabernet Sauvignon

Regular price: $70.00
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Tasting Notes

colour

Dark purple with red-black hues.

aroma

Compelling and elegant aromas of cassis, fresh plum and bay leaf roll from the glass, mingling with other classic varietal Cabernet Sauvignon characters like cedar pencil shavings and freshly cut grass.

palate

Intense cassis, sour cherry and savoury dried herbs, with a powder-fine tannin structure that pulls blackcurrant long through the palate. This wine has finesse and elegance. A sensational wine, and as always the Dalwhinnie Cabernets age beautifully.

cellaring

Enjoy over the next three to eight years.

Technical

vintage

The 2020 vintage was led by good winter rain. A heatwave during early summer was then followed by very cool, dry conditions, which led to low yields and superbly concentrated fruit across the board.

winemaking

The fruit for this wine was picked from the original contour and front gate vineyards on the Dalwhinnie estate, where fruit then fermented for 14 days in open top fermenters. Once approaching dryness the wine was pressed directly to French oak barriques for a 20 month maturation. Careful barrel selection was carried out to blend this wine before bottling.

region

Pyrenees

variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.0%

Food Pairings

Filet mignon with Café de Paris butter sauce and steak frites.

Reviews

Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2024

It's easy enough to list the flavours: spearmint, boysenberry, dark chocolate and pure blackcurrant, but it's the arrangement and more so the flamboyant flourish of them that really impresses. This is Dalwhinnie in dynamic good form. Integrated tannin ripples through the back half of the wine, as do sweet woodsmoke characters, and the finish is full of running and then some.

96 Points 96

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