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The dark fruit characters lend this wine a full and juicy mid-palate, but with a nice savoury finish. It displays well-integrated oak and fine tannins with a smooth finish.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

Now this cabernet from Deakin Estate is a top value release. It's got tannin and curranty flavour and a decent amount of oomph. It has dusty cabernet characters, sturdiness-in-the-context-of-softness and decent, ripe length. Rating 88 - Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, (11/NOV/2011)

Plenty of bang for your buck here. One of three new reds, including a merlot and a shiraz, crafted by Deakin Estate winemaker Dr Phil Spillman. Robust and bold, black and red berry fruit, a hint of mint, balanced oak and rounded tannins.Value Plus.Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Marcury (5/AUG/2010)

Deakin Estate has released a trio of reds including a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2008 Merlot and a 2009 Shiraz. Offering value for money, each of the wines displays personality and are to be consumed when young or cellared for three to five years.Drinks Trrade Online Magazine (AUG/2010)

Damn fine value. It's clean and pure with good varietal characters on nose and palate. Soft tannins and gentle oak introduction. Current drinking quaffing at the right price.Rating 86 - Ray Jordan, The West Australian (1/JUL/2010)

The story: From southeast of Mildura, where the air is dry and barely a drop of rain falls during the ripening season. Dr Phil Spillman wrests surprising bargains from his estate vines - shiraz and cabernet the stars. The flavour. Happy, easy drinking that has a little mint and mulberry, dusty gum leaf with lovely juicy fruit. Rating: 3 stars, Value: Terrific, Verdict: Midweek magic - Tony Love, Herald Sun (22/JUN/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep red.


This wine displays lovely varietal dark fruit and cassis aromas, with a hint of cinnamon and some nice spicy oak.


The dark fruit characters lend this wine a full and juicy mid-palate, but with a nice savoury finish. It displays well-integrated oak and fine tannins with a smooth finish.

Food Matching

Rich duck or venison dishes or a slow cooked lamb shank would be great with this wine. Try a traditional minestrone soup for a vegetarian option.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now, but will also develop admirably with short-term cellaring.

Winemaking Notes

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in Sweeping-Arm-Potter-Fermenters followed by Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured on oak to add complexity and structure before final blending and fining trials are undertaken to create the optimum wine blend.

VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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The Mildura region was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1880s after Alfred Deakin, a former Prime Minister of Australia, encouraged California’s Chaffey Brothers to bring their irrigation expertise to Mildura. The region subsequently became one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia specialising in citrus, olives, almonds and grapes.

The Deakin Estate range and the premium Alfred range were named in honour of this visionary, Alfred Deakin.

The Deakin Estate property was purchased in 1967 when vineyards were planted. Initially, the grapes grown were picked and sold as fruit. Wine production on the property did not begin until 1980 when a winery facility was built. Fruit quality and wine production improved and in 1994 Deakin Estate the brand was launched in the United Kingdom. A domestic launch followed with the release of the next vintage.

Deakin Estate vineyard is located at Red Cliffs, near Mildura in the North-West of Victoria. The region has become one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia.

There are 350 hectares under vine in the Deakin Estate vineyard. Main varieties include Colombard, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot.

View Deakin Estate website


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