|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Bling||95pts Sam Kim, 94pts Wine Showcase Magazine, 93pts Kim Brebach, Silver Medal|
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Serious red, choc-full of dark berries, cedary oak and serious tannin.
Monterra Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Serious red, choc-full of dark berries, cedary oak and serious tannin. Great concentration and depth, needs more time in a dark place. 93++points.
Mike Farmilo is a former maker of Penfolds Grange, St Henri and Bin 707 and twice winner of the Jimmy Watson Trophy. He has been making wine in McLaren Vale for over 30 years and is a legend of the industry......
Cabernet Sauvignon is unmistakably one of the world's most recognised red wine varieties. It is produced in most major wine growing regions across the world, from the banks of the Gironde in France to Lebanon's Beqaa Valley, to the valleys of California where it overtook the Zinfandel variety on it's rise to glory. Since the late 1800s Australia has definitely proven itself in the world of the humble 'Cab Sauv'....
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. The climate is markedly different from the Barossa, being much more Mediterranean with four clear seasons and higher rainfalls. McLaren Vale reds reflect this, showing deep complexity and power along with the ability to cellar for decades. While Shiraz grabs the most attention, chocol...