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2006 RCV Cabernet Sauvignon 'The Dancer'

2006 RCV The Dancer bottle

This is a very special wine! Be quick, there are only 3000 bottles available!

Renowned South Australian artist Tom Gleghorn has honoured Reillys Wines by allowing us to use one of his beautiful prints on a new wine label. Inspired when watching preparation for an Aboriginal tribal dance, Tom has called this vibrant painting 'The Landscape Dancer'.

To match this stunning label, Justin has released one of his finest wines being the 2006 RCV Cabernet Sauvignon.

The premium dry grown fruit used for this wine was hand picked from Smyth's Vineyard then open fermented before being gently basket pressed.

It has spent 22 months in French Oak Hogsheads resulting in an exquisitely smooth wine with flavours of mint, blackcurrant and dark chocolate.

This is a limited release wine with only 3000 bottles being produced and all are numbered.

92 points ~ James Halliday,
"Bright colour; dark fruit, cedar and choc mint, combine with grace on the bouquet; the palate is vibrant and fresh, with fine grained tannins and fresh acidity providing life and energy to the palate."

92 points ~ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (USA)#192, Dec 2010
"2006 The Dancer Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet color that is maintaining some youthful purple in the rim. The nose is incredibly fragrant and intensely scented with notes of eucalypt, dried mint, creme de cassis and blackberry pie filling. Very full bodied, rich and opulent, it offers an abundance of warm blackcurrant fruit with crisp acid, medium-firm finely grained tannins and a long chocolate-mint finish. Delicious now, it should continue to cellar through 2018."


BLUE GOLD AWARD and TOP 100 WINES ~ 2011 Sydney International Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL ~ 2011 Cairns Show Wine Awards

Silver Medal ~ 2010 Adelaide Wine Show

Bronze Medal ~ 2010 Clare Valley Wine Show

Bronze Medal ~ 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Winestate 4.5 star logo

4.5 STARS, Equal Top in Class ~ Winestate Magazine, featured in Winestate Magazine "Best Wines from Australian and New Zealand 2010"

4.5 STARS, Winestate Magazine Annual Edition 2012, "Best Wines of 2011""Great colour, spicy/earthy nose with big eucalypt lift and rich and complex palate with lovely concentration and length of oak/fruit/menthol flavours"

~ Tasting Notes

~ Food Match: Aged Fillet Steak with potato and leek gratin

~ Where can I buy it? Available from Reillys Cellar Door

During Vintage 2010 we had the priviledge of having Tom Gleghorn as our 'artist in residence' at our winery where he spent time with Justin and learnt the intricacies of winemaking.

As a wine lover himself, Tom was interested in the winemaking processes and was inspired by the colours, smells and sounds. He even did an impromptu charcoal 'sketch' on our loading dock... which as you can see was a masterpiece in itself!

'The Dancer' was launched at a Glenelg Football Club luncheon for whom we are major sponsor, Tom spoke about his experience at the winery and how when he first tried 'The Dancer' Cabernet Sauvignon it, and I quote, "turned my balls to butter!".

Tom was presented with bottle #1 while Glenelg Football Club President Gary Metcalf was presented with bottle #2.

Download our order form to order your numbered case of this limited release wine - be quick!

Tom Gleghorn at Reillys Winery Tom's sketch Justin with Tom Gleghorn


2010 RCV Shiraz

2010 RCV Shiraz bottle

Harvested in April 2010 from our Stolen Block Vineyard, an RCV wine will only be released when there has been an exceptionally good vintage such as 2010.

Our super premium Shiraz is a rich full bodied wine with cigar box, chocolate and stewed plums on the palate and soft ripe tannins to complete this delightful wine.

4 STARS ~ 2010 Winestate Magazine, World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge, September/October 2013
"Lovely fragrances of wild flowers and sweet raspberries. Lean, tight palate; barnyardy hints and riding on acid. Loads of potential."

~ Tasting Notes (Previous Vintages: 2006)

~ Food Match: Pan fried Eye Fillet Steak with celeraic puree and roasted baby beets tossed in a hazelnut and balsamic glaze.

~ Where can I buy it? Available from Reillys Cellar Door


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