Patrick of Coonawarra 'Home Block' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia
96/100 - James Halliday
94/100 - Wine Showcase Magazine
GOLD - Wine Showcase Magazine
SILVER - Melbourne International WIne Show
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show
SILVER - Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show
SILVER - Single Vineyard Wine Show
SILVER - Cowra Wine Show
FIVE BRONZE MEDALS
4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine
James Halliday “Matured in new French and American oak for 28 months, a powerful start in life. Both during its time in barrel and since being bottled, the oak has been integrated to a surprising degree, making space for blackcurrant. This is a wine of exceptional quality, with a now to whenever drinking platform.”
Cellaring Potential: 2038”
Winestate - "An elegantly structured wine that is offering great drinking now or over the next 10 years! Shows great concentration of dark berry."
Winemaker "2 years in new French & American, tightly grained, medium toast oak barriques. These techniques ensure this wine is complex & will age gracefully. Rich cassis & red fruit aromas combine with spice & cedar notes. The palate is concentrated with dark chocolate, blackcurrant & mulberry flavours with harmonised French oak, adding hints of spice. The structure is fantastic with fine, elegant tannins leading to the long, balanced finish."
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. .