As treacherous as it is beautiful, Western Australia's rugged south-west coastline is littered with shipwrecks. The wreck of the Ringbolt is one of them, sunk in the late 1800s in the vessel's
namesake Ringbolt Bay, at the Southern end of the Margaret River wine region, adjacent to Cape Leeuwin. ring.bolt Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine example of both region and variety.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
A poised bouquet of cassis and cedar and a lovely note of violets; equally as attractive on the palate, the balance between fruit, acid, oak and tannin is impeccable; very long and varietal, with refreshing tannin and fruit." Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010
Terrific leafy, ripe and complex Cab sporting distinct Margaret River character. Leaves, roasting herbs, cassis and purple flowers, deeper earth and chocolate below. Oak sits in neatly beside the fruit and the tannins sweep evenly through the elegant finish.Rating 92 - Nick Stock, WINE100 (JAN/2010)
Silky and refined, showing a range of distinctive flavors, including red berries, sage and cream.Rating 89 - Wine Spectator (USA)
A very nice Margaret River cabernet, at an affordable price. Buy the best piece of lamb you can afford, roast it up and serve it with this little beauty. It's gravelly and grainy and perhaps a little herbal, but with a lamb roast all those flavours would go down a treat. The wine isn't unripe: it's curranty and pure and flows nicely along your tongue. Classy. Tasted like a cabernet from the southern end of Margaret River but it's grown north of the Margaret River township. It's herbal but lovely. Rating 91 - Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au, (20/OCT/ 2009)
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose is typical of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon showing attractive complex aromas of dark chocolate, briar and dry forest leaf litter.
The palate opens with an attack of bright berry fruit and mocha yielding to fuller satsuma and creamy oak flavours; grainy tannin balances the fruit and supports the medium bodied structure. The finish is lingering with both the tannin and fruit making an equal contribution.
Ringbolt’s 2007 vintage in Margaret River was one of the earliest, starting on the 9th of March and was completed by the 30th. A wet winter was followed by a warmer than average spring providing an excellent opening to the season for vine growth. Good rainfall after flowering with warm, mild conditions favoured the development of healthy fruit with full colour, rich berry flavours and ripe tannins.
Medals & Trophies
The Dan Murphy's Perennial Trophy" (Exhibitor of the Best Varietal Wine) Sydney Wine Show 2009
Gold Medal - Top (Varietal - Part B: 2007 Vintage - Cabernet Sauvignon) Sydney Wine Show 2009
Silver Medal Margaret River Wine Show 2008