Patrick Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 fromPop Up Wine.

Patrick of Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

$45   $54




This is great……and here’s why!

94/100 Wineshowcase Magazine "New Release" (2014 Vintage)
93/100 Huon Hooke (2014 Vintage)
93/100 James Halliday (2014 Vintage)
90/100 The Wine Front (2015 Vintage)

GOLD Sydney International TOP100 2018 (2014 Vintage)
GOLD Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show 2018 (2014 Vintage)
SILVER Rurtherglen Wine Show 2018 (2014 Vintage)
BRONZE Sydney Royal Wine Show 2018 (2014 Vintage)
BRONZE Cairns Wine Show 2018 (2014 Vintage)
BRONZE Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018 (2014 Vintage)
Winestate Magazine - 5 STARS and 'Equal Top in Category' (2014 Vintage)
Winestate 'Best of South Australia' (2014 Vintage)

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."

Hunter & Bligh "Picked from the Mount Gambier region in South Australia, this savoury, elegant and refined wine will take your palate on a rich and smooth journey. With tastes of cherry and red fruit leading to cinnamon spice and a hint of strawberry, you can already see yourself rugged up in a blanket with a glass in hand."

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." (2014 Vintage)

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 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.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.

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