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2018 Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon

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$275.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Purple-black and brilliant; a dinner-jacket of velvet suiting. The bouquet comes first, that being the subtle in extremis waft of a distant half stave of a perfect barrel of French Oak. Yet like a shadow falling and a shadow which then disappears, the bouquet falls away and the aroma of carefully nurtured cabernet sauvignon grapes springs elegantly to life: a panoply of red and forest berry aromatics, touches of the green and savoury, such as capsicum, fennel and fresh herbs. Everything is built around this wine's small yet powerful core of mulberry and blueberry and raspberry fruit. As if compressed by eons of time this frut spins slowly and awaits. Softer riper fruits and finely grained tannins orbit around it, offering a round and welcoming yet savoury glass of red wine. The after-palate is all black fruits and drying tannins that stretch and linger. This wine knows it is cabernet.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Dandelion Vineyards defies normal description, it is perhaps Australia's most quixotic fusion of vineyard and vigneron. Every bottle signs off with - Wish you were here... Every wine is sourced from a single site. Founder, owner, winemaker - Elena Brooks - is a polymath and perfectionist on a lifelong vinous treasure hunt, following the inspiration of the Dandelion Flower's Wishing Clock. Vineyards = Family. Wines = Children. Serious stuff. Proper fun, absolutely.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    14 days on skins, 18 months in French oak (largely used). The Fleurieu is well suited to cabernet. This is only just medium-bodied, but has mouth-refreshing acidity tucked in behind the cassis and redcurrant fruits.

    88 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Very deep, dark, saturated red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is deep, dense, very ripe to overripe, and not strongly varietal. It's full-bodied and rich, dense and chewy with abundant tannins and lashings of toasty oak. There's a slight residual bitterness on the aftertaste. A big, ripe style with a lot of structure, which needs time.

    88 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Very deep, dark, saturated red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet is deep, dense, very ripe to overripe, and not strongly varietal. It's full-bodied and rich, dense and chewy with abundant tannins and lashings of toasty oak. There's a slight residual bitterness on the aftertaste. A big, ripe style with a lot of structure, which needs time.