WOODLANDS 'CLEMENTINE ELOISE' CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

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Ray Jordan
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Joe Czerwinski
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Gary Walsh
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Huon Hooke
SKU
WOCS201611 UCAU
$129.99 Per item
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Wine of the Year - Red Wine of the Year - Cabernet of the Year 99 points Ray Jordan Rating 95 by Joe Czerwinski (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate) The colour is bright crimson, deep rose red. The nose is very expressive with notes of mulberry, brambly red berry fruits, and toasty vanilla French oak. The palate is supple and rich, with a seamless carry between red berry fruits, oak, and mineral tannin. The finish is cool, a nice contrast to the richness of the palate.
Wine of the Year - Red Wine of the Year - Cabernet of the Year 99 points Ray Jordan Rating 95 by Joe Czerwinski (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate) The colour is bright crimson, deep rose red. The nose is very expressive with notes of mulberry, brambly red berry fruits, and toasty vanilla French oak. The palate is supple and rich, with a seamless carry between red berry fruits, oak, and mineral tannin. The finish is cool, a nice contrast to the richness of the palate.

Scores & Reviews

99 / 100

Ray Jordan

This picturesque little vineyard planted in 1973 opposite Metricup Road is one of the finest small producers in Australia, with the trio of founder David Watson and sons Stuart and Andrew producing a remarkable range of wines. The wines, especially the cabernets and cabernet blends, are consistently exceptional, reflecting both region and site, worth going to the cellar door to check out some special limited-release wines. The latest cabernet is a sensational wine. One of the most beautifully elegant of these super-premium top-drawer Woodlands cabernets. This was a vintage known for its hefty tannins, yet the management in the vineyard and winery has harnessed these to be part of an elegant wine of blissful refinement. Perfumed notes of black fruit and violets. The palate is so beautifully woven with effortless power and palate length. The chalky mouthfeel adds further appeal.

95 / 100

Joe Czerwinski

Each year, the Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon is named after a different family member. The 2016 Clementine Eloise Woodlands Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon boasts wonderfully pure cassis aromas, with subtle underpinnings of vanilla and baking spices. It's medium to full-bodied, plush and silky, adding notes of raspberries, mulberries and vanilla along the way to a long, mouthwatering finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon (94% of the blend) comes from the estate's original 1973 plantings, while the balance is 4% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc.

95+ / 100

Gary Walsh

Deep, black fruit, dark mint chocolate and nougat, cedar, vanilla and toast oak, latent floral perfume under all that. Tense, powerful, black fruit, some redcurrant freshness peeking though, in with tobacco and perfume. A spine of firm tannin, crisp acidity, backed up with plenty of oak. Choc-nougat flavour in the long aftertaste. Very tight. Needs a decade or more.

96 / 100

Huon Hooke

Deepish red colour with a tint of purple and a reserved, subtly fragrant bouquet of multi-faceted floral aromas, roses to the fore, with red rather than dark fruits, raspberry included and subtle spice touches. The palate is all about elegance and detail rather than power or concentration for their own sake. The tannins are especially refined. A very stylish wine indeed. (Grown on the original Woodlands Vineyard on Caves Road, planted 1973)