Patrick of Coonawarra 'Grande Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ~ Gift Boxed ~ Coonawarra South Australia
96/100 - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
96/100 Wine Showcase Magazine
95/100 - Huon Hooke
GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Show
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show
SILVER - SIngle Vineyard Wine Show
SILVER - Cowra Wine Show
Top 5 - International Cabernet, Winestate Magazine
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine
Ben Krauth "Incredible! One of the best cabs I've ever had. Beautiful nose. Rich, smooth, bold and refined"
James Halliday “It is a beautifully crafted wine with striking cassis fruit.......an elegant wine which has prospered mightily in bottle. Worth every cent of its price...40 months maturation in new French oak plus 4 years in bottle. The estate-grown fruit for this wine must have been superb. It was a great vintage, and it comes from 12ha of old vines surrounding the Tocaciu house. Cellaring Potential til 2030"
Huon Hooke – The Real Review - “A superb wine, rich and fleshy, with lots of extract and abundant soft tannins providing structure, the oak seamless and the finish long and satisfying. Cellaring Potential - 2030. The reserve cabernets are my kind of Coonawarra cabernet: not oaky, not gum-leafy, not too tannic, but concentrated and rich with abundant fleshy extract and lovely balance. The fruit aromas and flavours are properly ripe, treading the straight and narrow path – no greenness and no overripeness. .... expensive but worth it."
The Winemaker - "The best fruit from only the best vintages makes the grade for this iconic wine. Bold, complex notes of dark chocolate and concentrated fruit lead to a wonderfully rich, structured palate with impeccable length. A wine that showcases the true essence of aged Coonawarra Cabernet and will reward any wine lover or true connoisseur."
This wine has seen 40 months of maturation in 100% new, tightly grained French oak & 4 years bottle aged under cork.
Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The wines are built on the solid foundation of extensive estate vineyards: 36 hectares in Coonawarra and 42 hectares in Wrattonbully. The Wrattonbully plantings contain shiraz, sauvignon blanc, and some of the riesling. All of the cabernet is grown in Coonawarra. The Estate is now managed by his eonologist son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.
Coonawarra is the most important wine region within South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir.