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Woodstock Collett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 £27.95
WOODSTOCK COLLETT LANE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
It begins in their old McLaren Vale vineyards, this love for capturing quality, and carries through every process from the vine to the bottle.The Woodstock wine portfolio encompasses wines for every occasion, from a range of aromatic whites and rosé, lush yet finely structured reds, and an enduring range of after dinner wines.
2013 was a great vintage for McLaren Vale, producing deeply flavoured wines with structure and balance. Traditional wine making practices were used to ensure that colour extraction and fruit concentration are expressed in the final wine. First fermentation on skins was conducted in stainless steel vats, then the wine was transferred in oak where malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was then racked and returned to oak for 16 months maturation. Carefully selected of French and American oak barrels were used for oak ageing to guarantee structure and balance.
This wine is bright and rich in all components; colour, nose and palate. Distinctive garnet red colour with a narrow crimson rim. The nose shows cassis, chocolate, mint and violets with classic cigar box aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon. These powerful aromas demand further exploration and tasting.
The palate is beautifully balanced with firm tannins, acidity and lush fruit giving a velvety texture to the wine. A bigger, bolder wine than the regular Woodstock Cabernet Sauvignon, this single vineyard, barrel selected wine had the benefit of oak and bottle maturation time before release. The rich fruit and complimenting oak will further integrate and evolve for many years with careful, cool cellaring.
Halliday Rating 95/100
Drink By 2038
"Deep colour; tasted 15 months prior to its release in Apr '16, it is a very good cabernet in the making, all its components in balance: potent cassis fruit, firm, but not dry, tannins, and good oak. No hesitation in giving it gold medal points, for its balance and freshness ensure its long term future."
Bea from United Kingdom asks
We have been given a bottle for Christmas - what food would it be best served with please?