d`Arenberg `The Coppermine Road` Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (6 x 750mL), SA.

Since 1912, four generations of the Osborn family have tended their 19th century vineyards just north of the township of McLaren Vale, boarded on three sides by Seaview Road, Chalk Hill Road & Twentyeight Road. On our Western side, our winery’s best Cabernet Sauvignon runs parallel to the one road with four separately named parts – Field Street, Oliver’s Road at the other, and the Coppermine Road (naturally confused, locals there just refer to it all as ‘Brewery Hill Road’).

Over the past five decades, d’Arenberg has released wine from our Cabernet Sauvignon to critical acclaim. Sufficiently different parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon vinified separately from d’Arenbergs well established High Trells block have consistently proven their worth and have been bottled separately to become this, d’Arenbergs eigth Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon.

Overview

Since 1912, four generations of the Osborn family have tended their 19th century vineyards just north of the township of McLaren Vale, boarded on three sides by Seaview Road, Chalk Hill Road & Twentyeight Road. On our Western side, our winery’s best Cabernet Sauvignon runs parallel to the one road with four separately named parts – Field Street, Oliver’s Road at the other, and the Coppermine Road (naturally confused, locals there just refer to it all as ‘Brewery Hill Road’).

Over the past five decades, d’Arenberg has released wine from our Cabernet Sauvignon to critical acclaim. Sufficiently different parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon vinified separately from d’Arenbergs well established High Trells block have consistently proven their worth and have been bottled separately to become this, d’Arenbergs eigth Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Classic Cabernet aromas of violets, blackcurrant, baked capsicum skin and cedar on the nose. The fruit profile on the palate is similar, including a lovely assortment of red fruits such as raspberry and strawberry, accentuated by a lively yet balanced line of acid. The structure at this early stage could only be described as muscular, a hint as to the expected longevity of this classic McLaren Vale Cabernet. While the tannins are very proud, they consist of a vast array of very fine grained profiles, from chalky, crushed china, to very fine grade emery paper. The result of all this is a wine of power and elegance, bright and fresh, but with depth and intensity and a very long tail of fruit and tannin. Decanting or ageing should be considered a must.