Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (6 x 750mL), Margaret River, WA.

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RRP $70

$59.99 per Bottle
$359.94 per case

Overview

This is a single vineyard wine made from dry grown Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1973, picked in a number of small batches and carefully crafted to make the best Cabernet possible. Small quantities of other complimentary varieties are trialled during the final blending to further add to the depth and complexity of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Elegant structure, complexity, depth of quality fruit, balance and longevity are the key goals.

Region:
WA - Margaret River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

96 Points James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion 2018

This is an exceptionally good cabernet by whatever standards you choose. It is extremely intense, yet its impact only catches you in a silken web, the tannins – while very much present – are so soft, the aromas and flavours are from another realm. Cedar, violets, spices, bay leaf and – of course – blackcurrant.

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Rated : 95 Points Campbell Mattinson, The WineFront.com, 1st March 2018 The WineFront.com

Single vineyard. Vines planted 1973. 90% cabernet sauvignon but cabernet franc (5%), malbec (2%), merlot (2%) and petit verdot make contributions. 457 dozen made. Released 4-5 years post harvest.

It’s a wine of elegance and power. It marshals the various components and presents them on a polished platter. Blackcurrant, mint, cedarwood, redcurrant and violets. Milk chocolate, just a touch. A fine mesh of tannin, al dente. Beautiful. Textbook.

Score 94/100 Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2018

One of the most stylish and elegant of Juniper's cabernets. Beautifully poised and presented with perfect tannin and oak integration. Leafy blackcurrant fruit with a trace of savoury tobacco leaf infusion. Comes off old dry-grown vines that pump so much smooth intensity and concentration into the frui. A wine with some longer-term cellaring potential.

Cellar: 20 years

Winery Tasting Notes

Aromatics of cedar, violets, dried herbs, blackcurrant, cherry, plum and dark chocolate while the palate reflects the aroma along with plush fruit texture fine, silken tannins of almost ethereal quality. The 2013 vintage was characterised by warm days & cool nights, allowing our Cabernet to display complex fruit characters while still maintaining a wonderful sense of balance. This wine displays all the hallmarks of a classic Margaret River Cabernet and will reward patient cellaring of at least 15 years.

Vintage
2013
Region
WA - Margaret River
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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Juniper Estate is a producer of premium wines in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River winegrowing area. It is one of the oldest vineyards in the area. No sub-region has been historically more important in the success of Margaret River than Wilyabrup, where the first vineyards were planted and wineries built and which continues to be home to a disproportionately large number of famous, usually small, vineyards.

Winemaker

Mark Messenger has been the Winemaker at Juniper Estate since 1998. He has responsibility for production of all Juniper wines and is supported by an experienced team in the winery and the vineyard. Mark was Assistant Winemaker at Cape Mentelle, in Margaret River, from 1990 to 1998. Mark’s experience lies in producing premium Margaret River wines, using the best quality grapes, oak and other materials, and that is his mission at Juniper Estate.

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