O'Leary Walker Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (12 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

The contrasting influences of the two sub regions produce a great synergy. Fine tannin and acid structure with powerful fruit, blueberries, violets, great depth and length. This wine displays real Cabernet character, a style which the Clare Valley has done well for many years.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is deep red brick with a slight purple tinge.

Aroma

The bouqet is fragrant perfume of blackcurrant fruit, cassis and juicy berry fruits with a hint of cedar and spice.

Palate

The contrasting influences of the two sub regions produce a great synergy. Fine tannin and acid structure with powerful fruit, blueberries, violets, great depth and length. This wine displays real Cabernet character, a style which the Clare Valley has done well for many years. 2009 is another very solid Cabernet vintage - very varietal; the palate is rich and powerful, balanced with good acidity and fine grain tannin.

Food Matching

A friendly wine to be enjoyed with Thai beef curry.

Cellaring Potential

Cellar for 8 - 10 years and you will be well rewarded.

Winemaking Note

This Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Polish Hill River, the Drs block, a superior cool climate vineyard, and predominantly low yielding 50 year old vines from Armagh Valley.

Made in 2 and 4 tonne fermenters, the fruit is destemmed, not crushed, natural yeast is added then hand plunged and pumped over as required to manage temperature control and flavour. Post fermentation maceration, then pressed and run into small French oak hogsheads for up to 20 months.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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David O'Leary and Nick Walker both have a love of winemaking, a desire to create something exceptional and a strong affinity with the Australian wine industry.

After working for large companies for twenty years and amassing over 300 gold medals and 60 trophies(including a Jimmy Watson and twice International Red Wine Maker of the Year), David and Nick had achieved just about everything that a winemaker could.

A new challenge beckoned and David and Nick's belief in their winemaking skills and their confidence in the fruit and the vineyards available to them was the catalyst for them to establish their own venture based in South Australia's picturesque Clare Valley.

As with all things in life, a window of opportunity opens only a few times and they believed it was their turn to step up, have a go and return to what winemaking is all about, making great wine from great vineyard sites.

O'Leary Walker Wines was born.

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