Graham Stevens Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Wine Lady wine review and tasting note Graham Stevens Cabernet Sauvignon Fleurieu 2010

Extreme summer temperatures in 2009 led us to source Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the cooler climate of Mt Compass in the Southern Fleurieu Wine Region, 20 minutes South of McLaren Vale. Following the success of the 2009 vintage, we once again sourced grapes from the Morton Vineyards at Mt. Compass in 2010. (back label of Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010)

When I looked into my glass I could hardly believe – the wine was black! Not red and black, not very dark crimson, but purely black – only the egde was brighter, ruby and vivid. The bouquet was outstanding! Blackberries, black cherries, plums, black currants and dried plums with a hint of spices.

In the mouth Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 was superb! Full, perfectly balanced, intense and rich. The complexity of black fruits was incredible! The palate is full of blackberries, black currants, black cherries and plums. Wine has earthy and spicy flavours with nutty and oaky notes. The acidity was lively and the structure solid. The tannins were integrated and rounded. Very long finish with black currant, plum and spices.

Wine Lady wine review and tasting note Graham Stevens Cabernet Sauvignon Fleurieu 2010

 

Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 wine details:

Wine – Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation – Mt. Compass, Fleurieu Peninsula
Vintage – 2010
Grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer – Graham Stevens (read more)
Winemaker – Graham Stevens
Vineyards – Morton Vineyards in Mt Compass
Soils – nd
Style and type – still; dry, red
Alcohol – 13,1 %
Barrel ageing – yes, matured in new French oak barriques for 12 months
Cellaring – yes
Price range – 30$
Tasting date – March 2015, Graham Stevens, McLaren Vale, South Australia;

 

 

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