First Drop `JR Gantos Quinta do Sol` Cabernet Touriga 2009 (6 x 750mL), 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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Overview

Classic chocolatety McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon – luscious, seductive, luxuriant!

This wine displays all the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon – blackcurrant, chocolate with a hint of herbaceousness delivered on a rich palate of dense, firm tannins. But JR Gantos loves his port, and couldn’t help adding a splash (12%) of Touriga Nacional, which gives a varietal floral lift. St Estephe on steroids meets the Douro!

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Mid-crimson; a savoury bouquet showing brambly complexity, red fruits and a spicy note that is thoroughly beguiling; sweet-fruited on entry, spicy to finish and with enough gravelly texture to leave you wanting a hefty hunk of protein. As always thoroughly enjoyable, and a fitting homage to Portugal. Rating 93 - Drink by 2020 - Ben Edwards, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)

Opaque ruby. Spice-accented bouquet displays red- and blackcurrant, dried rose and herbs, with a smoky quality gaining strength with air. Fresh red berry and bitter cherry flavors are given sharp focus by a nervy mineral spine. Sweeter on the persistent finish, closing with a whiplash of spicy cherry and smoke. There's no excess fat here. 90 points - Stephen Tanzaer's International Wine Cellar (AUG/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson

Aroma

Lifted cassis and florals with a hint of leafiness

Palate

Rich, vibrant blackcurrant and chocolate flavours with a hint of eucalypt are balanced with a core of dense, firm tannins.

Grub Match

Acorn fed black pig, cook’s beef stew

Cellaring

Drink up, but also a 10-12 year proposition

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas are two mates with a lifelong commitment to making kick-arse booze. These are wines with flavour, texture and a splash of funk, made with the best fruit from unique patches of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.

First Drop is about life, flavour, and fun – wines to drink! You might have noticed that we have a pretty artistic approach to our packaging too. Whether it’s the Hogarth-inspired Mother’s Ruin illustration or the funked-up street art on the 2% Shiraz, this is booze that looks as good as it tastes.

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