Patrick of Coonawarra 'Estate' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia
This is great……and here’s why!94/100 - Wineshowcase Magazine " New Release " 2018
93/100 - Huon Hooke " The Real Review " 2018
93/100 James Halliday - Wine Companion
GOLD - Sydney International TOP100 2018
GOLD - Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2018
SILVER - Rurtherglen Wine Show 2018
BRONZE - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018
BRONZE - Cairns Wine Show 2018
BRONZE - Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018
Winestate Magazine - 5 STARS and 'Equal Top in Category'
Winestate 'Best of South Australia'
Huon Hooke "A powerful, firmly-structured cabernet with persistence and presence. The tannins are abundant and firm and provide excellent structure, suited for ageing. Textbook fruit ripeness....Deep red colour with a tint of purple, the bouquet fresh, clean and berry-ish, with softness, richness and charm. There is good density, too."
James Halliday "Medium to full red-purple; the vibrant cassis and mulberry fruit of the bouquet heralds a lively palate, with red and black fruits, spices, firm but fine tannins and oak."
The Winemaker "Matured in predominantly American oak for 18 months, the aroma is full of blackcurrant with a lift of vanilla. The palate is seamless with hints spice leading to the fresh, soft finish and balanced perfectly with the rich fruit flavours. An elegant wine that is smooth yet powerful and a great example of Coonawarra Cabernet."
Patrick's 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. .