Patrick Estate "Limited Release" Home Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia
This is great……and here’s why!96/100 James Halliday
James Halliday ".....this is a very attractive wine, which has cruised through six, rising seven, years, the cassis and cedar flavours supported by very fine but persistent tannins. The wine has retained exceptional colour, and is still strikingly youthful in its flavour and structure....The grapes were grown at the Toccaciu Coonawarra estate, and the wine was matured for 26 months in French and American oak"
Winemaker "This wine was matured in a combination of new American & second use French oak, giving rise to the intense mocha & hints of licorice. This is complemented with the rich mulberry fruit & touch of fruitcake spice. The palate is soft & youthful with great length. This wine has great longevity & will reward cellaring for 5-10 years"
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 in South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir.