RockBare "Mojo" Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 ~ Coonawarra, Australia
94/100 James Halliday (2013 vintage)
95/100 James Halliday (2012 vintage)
Raymond Chan "The wine is elegant and slender in presentation with a tight core of fruit integrated with fine-grained tannins, and underlying zesty acidity that drives the flavours to a long, lingering black fruited and minerally finish. This is a succulent and firmly concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with flavours of blackcurrants with herb, leafy and bitter stalk essence elements on a fine-grained palate. Match with herb-marinated lamb and beef dishes over the next 5-6+ years. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra fermented to 14.6% alc., the wine aged in new and 2 y.o. French oak hogsheads. Full, very dark, deep, black-hued red with slight garnet hues on the edge. This has a taut and tightly bound, slender nose with concentrated and intense aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries, minerals and pungent essence of mint and blackcurrant leaf, unfolding stalk and black ink elements. Medium-bodied the palate has succulent and concentrated flavours of blackcurrants and cassis with essence of bitter herbs and leaf, lending stalkiness."
Wine List Australia "Vibrant and youthful palate of blackcurrant pastille, wild berries and a lick of fresh stalky high notes meld with dark chocolate, a savoury touch of black olive and hints of nutmeg and cassis. Taut acidity and cedar oak hold the palate together, supple tannins contribute to the lengthy, dry and chalky finish....Purple red with violet hues. Varietal herbaceous mint, briar and tomato leaf, blackcurrants, dusty cigar box and a hint of sweet toffee. "
Marty O'Flaherty, Winemaker "The inclusion of the Cabernet into the range was a huge inspiration to me. There is no better region suited to Cabernet than to the climate and rich terra rossa soil of Coonawarra. I love heading down to this region as it’s quite sentimental being that it reminds me so much of the countryside where I grew up in Western Victoria. Adding more sentiment is the fact that the big eucalypts throughout the area seem to leave their indelible mark on the wine itself with the same distinct character coming through, along with a throng of blackcurrant and mint. The pristine little berries we harvest each year gives me the ability to leave these parcels for a vast amount of time on skins, creating a serious amount of texture to compliment the flavour."
RockBare works with growers across South Australia to create a range of wines that capture the unique characteristics of each region and varietal. Free from the constraint of owning their own vineyards they believe they are able to make wines that each have their own unique story. Each harvest Rockbare use the best grapes of the season in each region.
The Coonawarra wine region is a wine region centered on the town of Coonawarra in the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia. It is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil. Coonawarra is an Aboriginal word meaning "Honeysuckle". It is about 380 km southeast of Adelaide, close to the border with Victoria.