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2014 Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Mandala Butterfly Cabernet Sauvignon

The colour and aromatics are convincing with well placed flavours of blackberries, juicy currants, cedary oak, which is integrated, sluiced with savouriness and freshness. The medium-bodied palate sits neatly so, too, the fine tannins.
95 points - Jane Faulkner

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DESCRIPTION
  • Mandala is the vision of the Smedley family of Melbourne. An estate vineyard in Yarra Junction was planted in 1999, with additional vineyards following in Dixons Creek. Specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Mandala wines are high quality, elegant and exceptional value.

    Named after Charles' late sister, Vanessa, The Butterfly is a premium Cabernet from Dixons Creek, matured for nearly two years in French oak.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Hand-picked in one batch from a select 20 rows across the month of March at Dixon’s Creek. Destemmed and kicked off, fermented over 12 days, then closed lid and left on skins for 30 days. Pressed off into French barrique. Matured in barrel for 22 months.

    TASTING NOTE

    Blackberries, dark cherries, hints of raspberries and summer pudding alongside roasted coconut notes. Finely textured, tannins are juicy and persistent with salted plum, olive tapenade, red-skin cranberry and spice characters.

  • REVIEWS

    'The colour and aromatics are convincing with well placed flavours of blackberries, juicy currants, cedary oak, which is integrated, sluiced with savouriness and freshness. The medium-bodied palate sits neatly so, too, the fine tannins. '
    95 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Twenty-two months in French oak, 50% new. Gamey, undergrowthy, tobacco-strewn cabernet. For all its complexity it maintains, importantly, a fresh outlook on life. Olive, raspberry and kirsch-like flavours play bit parts too. Feels well integrated. Offers a good deal of variety, in flavour terms, though still somehow manages to feel understated.'
    91 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front