Willunga 100 Cabernet Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

Lively and attractive with lashings of wild strawberries, cassis and aromatic spices, with a savoury edge on the palate. The tannins are soft yet linger, making it a perfect accompaniment to food or drunk on its own. Thoughtful use of oak integrates nicely with the rich berry and spice spectrum.

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

Expert Reviews

A pretty and effusive, bright-fruited bouquet of blackberry, sage and licorice; the palate is direct and refreshing,

offering a lively core of tannins, acidity and savoury interest; a sanguine wine worth seeking out.

Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013

“This is Willunga 100’s top wine and it is no surprise that this visionary red blend works, coming as it does from one of the finest Cabernet and Shiraz growing regions in the world. For ten pounds you can drink a wine that knocks anything from Chile (at five quid more) into a cocked hat. So don’t waste any more money - follow this juicy and authentic red, and others like it, on this list and they will never let you down.”Top 100 Wines 2011 - Mathew Jukes, www.matthewjukes.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

70% Cabernet, 30% Shiraz.

Aroma

Lively and attractive with lashings of wild strawberries, cassis and aromatic spices.

Palate

The wine shows a savoury edge on the palate. The tannins are soft yet linger, making it a perfect accompaniment to food or drunk on its own. Thoughtful use of oak integrates nicely with the rich berry and spice spectrum.

Winemaking Note

Parcels of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz were harvested from a range of suitable blocks during March and April. Some cooler sites were used for Cabernet Sauvignon to enhance the blend profile, while the ripe, juicy Shiraz adds tannin and spice.

Each parcel is fermented separately in a combination of open fermenters and stainless steel pump-over tanks. Warm to hot ferment temperatures, combined with regular pump-overs and plunging ensured optimum extraction, whilst maintaining fruit purity. Timely pressing, only using the best press fractions ensured good quality of flavour. The wine is then matured in both French and American oak and bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal – 2011 Australian Boutique Wine Awards

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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5 Star Winery - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2013

Willunga 100 is based in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, about 40 minutes south of Adelaide. Founded in 2005, the company is a joint venture between quality UK based importer, Liberty Wines, owned and operated by David Gleave MW, and industry veteran John Ratcliffe. A 4.5 Star rated winery by James Halliday, he believes Willunga 100"has hit the scene running, with outstanding value for money."

The wines up until 2009 were made by one of Australia’s most dynamic and awarded winemakers Steve Pannell, assisted by Kate Day. Kate working previously at Mitchelton Wines, Mount Adam and Wellington Wines Tasmania. They are still made by Kate and we are lucky enough to have the experience and expertise of Tim James who has joined us. He is well known on the wine-judging circuit, and was the Managing Director of Wirra Wirra Wine Company for seven years until 2007, and before that was Production Director at Hardy's.

We source our fruit from an array of vineyards, some of which are up to 50 years old, reflecting the character of the area and the varieties from which they are made.

It has been a tradition to hang an Olive Branch above your door to announce the release of a great vintage wine. This blend is appropriately named after this great tradition.

Awarded the Top Gold Medal at Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2011!

Willunga 100 is very proud to announce that the 2010 Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Grenache has been awarded a Top Gold medal at the 2011 Melbourne Wine Show in the Best Rhone Styles - Shiraz and/or Grenache Based Blends category.

There were 6 Top Gold recipients, the other 5 all being Shiraz, so we were judged to be the best Grenache in the Show!

The wine was also one of the 12 finalists to be tasted off for the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy.

A wonderful result for a wine we are very proud of.

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