Chris Hausler Private Reserve Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (12 x 750mL).

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Overview

Big, dark and powerful, this is an intense wine with robust flavours, gripping tannins and fine oak combining trademark smoky game and dark chocolate characters. It’s a finely crafted wine that captures the essence of the region with structure and purpose.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is deep plum red with dense crimson and garnet hues on the rim and long, viscous legs coating the glass.

Aroma

The bouquet is a complex array of ripe fruit combined with earthy herbs, spice and toasty oak. Cherries and plums are backed by anise mint and cedar with hints of coffee bean and fine dark chocolate.

Palate

The opening palate is intense with distinctive blackcurrant and cassis characters followed by a full-bodied rush of dark berry fruit followed by clean herbaceous herbs and finishing with hints of chocolate and licorice. The tannin, acid and alcohol balance delivers a long smooth finish with a lingering dry aftertaste.

Food Matching

Enjoy this intensely flavoured wine with a rare rib eye steak or continental smoked sausage. After dinner it’s ideal with a selection farmhouse cheeses, nuts and dried fruits.

Cellaring Potential

This is a classic Barossa wine which will deliver excellent drinking over a decade of cellaring. From release it offers an intense flavour experience which will continue to develop and gain complexity as it matures in bottle. We recommend decanting before consuming.

Grays Tasting Panel Review

A great & classic Cabernet Sauvignon from Barossa.

Fresh black currant, cedarwood and a hint of clove on the nose. A full-bodied, complex wine, with cigar and blackcurrant flavours as well as some savoury characters too. With its solid structure and firm tannin, the wine is pleasant to drink now but showing a great aging potential.

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Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

With well over forty vintages under his belt, Chris’s career is full of many and varied experiences in the South Australian wine industry. Commencing in 1963, Chris became involved in Barossa viticulture working with 100 year old Shiraz, old bush vine Mataro and Tokay. In 1977 he joined Wolf Blass Wines as a Cellar Hand.Some two years later, recognising Chris’s management talents, attention to detail and natural ability to assess flavour profiles in pre-fermented and pre-finished wines, he was promoted to Cellar Master and in 1990 appointed Wolf Blass Winery Manager.

Working closely with Wolf Blass and the Senior Winemaker, Chris was responsible for the blending of many of the early Black Label, Grey and Yellow Label wines so sort after by today’s discerning consumers. In the decade preceeding Chris’s retirement in 2009, he oversaw the careers of many of today’s talented and well known winemakers.

As a producer with Wine Vintners, Chris now offers his wealth of winemaking experience and blending skill for your enjoyment. We commend his wonderful passion for great Barossa wines to your enjoyment.

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