Charles Melton Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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This dry-grown Cabernet Sauvignon has a Barossa richness that is wholly evident in its structure. Sourced from three vineyards within Southern Barossa, this wine has tremendous vitality that makes it stand out alone.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium red-purple; the fermentation was completed in French (70%) and American (30%) barriques, 15% new; the mouthfeel is sensuously soft, and the flavours are right in the heartland of cabernet sauvignon, with a mix of redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit, the tannins ameliorated by the barrel ferment influence, but still balanced (and needed). Rating 95 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes


Rich, deep colour.


The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has a wonderfully complex cigary sweet lift on the nose, whilst the amalgam of dark fruits holds your

interest with a myriad of complementary notes.


The attack into the mouth gives an extraordinary sweet plushness with great dark fruits/chicory flavours supported by a fleshy mid palate sweetness that lingers. A little touch (15%) of new oak in this year’s Cabernet adds to the mix.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Graeme 'Charlie' Melton was one of the wave of mid-80s Barossa winemakers who found themselves inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley, particularly the red varietals of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. Setting up his own winery in 1984, he drew on the lessons he had learnt from a decade of working for Peter Lehman and a trip to France and began to prune his vines vigourously, leaving them unirrigated, to increase fruit intensity at the expense of yield. It worked, stupendously well. Making a Sparkling Shiraz in his first vintage, he stepped out with his own interpretation of the wines from the Chateauneuf du Pape region in the Southern Rhone, and called it 'Nine Popes'. To this day, it is arguably the definitive Australian Grenache blend.Along with the Nine Popes, and the Sparkling Shiraz, Charlie Melton has found enormous popularity with one of Australia's best roses, the Rose of Virginia, named for his wife, old vine Shiraz and Grenache, and one of the Barossa's better Cabernet Sauvignons.His 5-red-star-red-name rating from James Halliday places him in the top 130 or so producers in the country, and deservedly so.

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