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2014 Gaelic Cemetery Cabernet Malbec

2014 Gaelic Cemetery Cabernet Malbec

A brilliant red. Deep, complex, tannic and long. Cork (and storage) permitting it will enjoy an extremely long and fruitful life. It tastes of earth, blackcurrant, cloves, milk chocolate and mint, perhaps even a slip of licorice too. It jumps with flavour right upfront and holds the power throughout. A dry, ropey, sustained finish seals the deal.
97 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

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  • Please Note - Wine Comes Bottled under Screwcap

    Gaelic Cemetery Wines is a joint venture between Neil and Andrew Pike of Pikes Wines and Vigneron Grant Arnold.

    The Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard itself was established in 1996 by Grant Arnold on a parcel of land immediately adjacent to the historic Gaelic Cemetery approximately five kilometres due north of the Clare township - hence the name.

    The brief for the partnership is quite simple: to craft small volumes of super premium Clare Valley wines that reflect the variety, vintage and uniqueness of the place.

    Cabernet and Malbec have long been great blending partners in the Clare Valley with many fine examples being produced over the years. 

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Region: 100% Clare Valley, South Australia
    Variety: 85% Cabernet, 15% Malbec
    Fermentation: Crushed into 4t open fermenters, chilled and cold soaked for approximately 4-5 days prior to the natural yeasts kicking in 

    Alcohol Content: 14.5% Alc/Vol
    Acidity: 6.30 g/L
    pH: 3.50
    Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/L

    TASTING NOTES

    Deep red colour as is the norm with the red wines from the Gaelic Cemetery Vineyard. This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some mocha and chocolate notes. Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines. It will take decade or so to reveal its undoubted potential.

  • REVIEWS

    'A brilliant red. Deep, complex, tannic and long. Cork (and storage) permitting it will enjoy an extremely long and fruitful life. It tastes of earth, blackcurrant, cloves, milk chocolate and mint, perhaps even a slip of licorice too. It jumps with flavour right upfront and holds the power throughout. A dry, ropey, sustained finish seals the deal.'
    97 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion