Bremerton's Premium range of wines are created from concentrated, high quality parcels of fruit from Langhorne Creek. These wines will evolve and open up with careful cellaring. The 2014 Walter’s Reserve Cabernet is a powerful yet elegant wine, showing gorgeous varietal notes of blackberry, bramble and earth, complemented by subtle influences of chocolate and savoury nuances.
The 2014 Walter’s Reserve Cabernet is a powerful yet elegant wine, showing gorgeous varietal notes of blackberry, bramble and earth, complemented by subtle influences of chocolate and savoury nuances. The wine is supported by a fine, defining, elegant tannin structure and shows spice and complexity from the careful use of new French oak. This wine is very secretive as it takes its time to reveal itself, a powerful wine that will not only evolve in the glass but will reward you with patience in the cellar.
Bremerton Wines & Bremerton Vineyards are part of the Willson family owned company, Bremerton Vintners Pty Ltd, in the geographical region of Langhorne Creek in South Australia. Langhorne Creek is unique in that it sits on the rich soil of the Bremer River flood plain and is known as a cool climate region, relatively disease free and a producer of exceptionally high and consistent quality fruit. Fresh cool evening breezes from Lake Alexandrina provide a microclimate of mild to warm summer days and cool evenings, perfect for the long ripening of the grapes producing intense and sought after cool climate flavours. The area was first settled in the 1850's when Frank Potts, an English shipwright, took up a track of land and planted grapes. The district grew to 450 hectares of vineyard until 1990 when expansion began, taking it to approx. 6000ha “ the second largest grape growing region in South Australia. Today the range can vary up to 18 wines, a third of which are exclusive to the Cellar Door and Bremerton Wine Society. Now with 120 ha of high quality vineyards and a modern winery, our wine production has increased from 680 dozen in 1993 to 23,000 dozen in 2005 and now fluctuates between 34-40,000 dozen. Sales cover all major states of Australia with exports to the UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Brazil, the Netherlands, China, Philippines and Dubai.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Deep red/purple colour, with a sweetly cassis-like cabernet aroma, very typical of the grape, the wine quite concentrated and dense, fleshy and almost syrupy, with a sweet and slinky texture. The tannins are very soft and easygoing. A full-bodied wine of softness and charm. This seems less oaky than previous vintages. A very smart cabernet indeed.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
There is a stark juxtaposition between Bremerton's intriguing Special Release series, hewn of grape varieties with a bright future on these shores, and the more expensive stalwarts. This is fully amped Fleurieu cabernet. The alcohol could be criticised as a bit on the excessive side and yet, this maker does not fob us off with watered down alcohols, meandering between the legal lee-ways. This is straight shooting, fully flared cab. It is not sweet. It has tannins and savour; graphite and leaf.
CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT
Bold, almost baled fruit flavours with drifts of herbs and toasty oak spices. There’s a firmness to the tannin and plenty of heft, if not a lot of subtlety. I generally enjoy Walter’s Cabernet but this one feels a little awkward; it could just be in a stage. The volume and the tannin suggests that it will have plenty to say in the future.