Dalwhinnie `Moonambel` Cabernet 2010 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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Overview

This is definitely a food wine. The tannins are very strong and assertive, the wine is extremely tight and raw at this early stage of its long life. To drink young, decant at breakfast time and then enjoy with a prime cut of beef. It will make you sing.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Classic Dalwhinnie style with abundant aromas, fruit on the fore-palate likewise; tightens up on the finish with tannin grip that will relax as the years go by.

Rating 95 - Drink by 2030 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Moonamble Cabernet Sauvignon offers a nose of cassis, wild blueberries, toasty oak and yeast extract with subtle suggestions of pencil lead and chocolate. Full-bodied with a nice backbone of medium to firm, grainy tannins and very crisp acidity, it has a long savory finish. Delicious in this youthful stage, it should develop gracefully and drink to 2022+.

Rating 92+ Drink:2012 - 2022 - Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (JUN/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark purple-black, darker than the Shiraz. Bright and shiny.

Aroma

A true varietal expression of good Cabernet Sauvignon displaying cedar and mint aromas. The dark red berries are lifted and fresh with a lovely sweet perfume of sandalwood. Quite exquisite.

Palate

The attack is juicy and mouthfilling which explodes into layers of savoury woody tannins carrying the blackberry and violet fruit. The finish is long and dry. Very Bordeaux in style and taste.

Vintage
2010
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

Red 5 Star Winery - James Halliday Wine Companion

Dalwhinnie, so named because of its Scottish family connection, is a unique vineyard producing award-winning wines of great structure and varietal character. Dalwhinnie is located near the historic goldminning township of Moonambel in the northern spur of the Pyrenees wine region, 200 kilometers from Melbourne. Ewan Jones, prominent Ballarat architect, established the 128 hectare property in 1972, the first vintage was made in 1976 and the first commercial release wasn't until 1980. Dalwhinnie has 18 hectares under vine and crops approximately 7 tonnes per hectare.

The vineyard is situated in a natural amphitheater and is the highest vineyard in the Pyrenees region ranging between 360 and 595 meters above sea level. This height combined with the vineyard location gives the vines a frost free and disease free environment. The site was also chosen for its well drained soils. The fragile shale, quartz and clay soils of the bygone mining era now lend themselves to the production of super premium dry table wines.

Traditional methods of viticulture are practiced, the grapes are handpicked from the gnarled old vines at Dalwhinnie and are transmitted into wines of rich bouquet, full flavor and distinction with a worldwide reputation. The excellence and consistency achieved by successive vintages of each Dalwhinnie wine is widely recognized in Australia and becoming increasingly acknowledged by connoisseurs throughout the world. The striking varietal intensity and proven capability to age gracefully for many years has placed Dalwhinnie at the forefront of Australia's finest producers of single vineyard varietal wines.

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