Hesketh Thirsty Dog Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 (12 x 750mL), Coonawarra, SA

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$179.88 per case
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Fruit for the Thirsty Dog is sourced from a mature vineyard located in the terra rossa strip between the townships of Coonawarra and Penola.

SA - Coonawarra
South Australia

Expert Reviews

An earthy varietal bouquet then a penetrating palate with pronounced acidity, possibly over-corrected. James Halliday Wine Companion 2010 Jun-09

This wine has a generous, fleshy mouthfeel, with more blackcurrant on the palate. It finishes dusty and dry, and was seen to be worthy of the price point. tiol Liquor News Jun-09

92 Points. Elegance, balance, varietal and regiol distinctiveness… what more do you need to know? OK, it tastes like capsicum and redcurrants with finely textured fruit tannins and an attractive, long finish. Tyson Stelzer Wine Buiness Monthly Mar-09

Good wine…This tastes of blackcurrant, mulberries and leaf matter – and a touch of truffle – with assertive tannins. Oak is tucked in. It’s well ripened and well balanced… Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh Big Red Wine Book 2009/2010 May-09

Winery Tasting Notes


Dense crimson and ruby red with a purple hue.


Ripe and perfumed with an herbaceous edge adding complexity. Blackberry, violets and cassis with a hint of spice. Classic Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon in character.


Young ripe berry fruits with silky grape tannin and elegant complex cedar oak. Hints of black olive, cassis, tobacco and mocha with a soft and rich palate. Fine grain tannins complement a persistent finish.

SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.

During a fleeting half century in the global wine community, the Hesketh family has always followed the path less travelled by. As a result their winemaking philosophy is somewhat different. They only produce wines from the most celebrated grape varieties, from only the most acclaimed regions for producing those varieties, wherever they may be, anywhere in the world.

One of an emerging breed of cutting edge global Négociants, Hesketh wines are hand made from carefully selected vineyards in the worlds best growing regions. These three wines are just the beginning of the story, with exciting new releases from further abroad to be added in the new year.

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