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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,, tasted 30/12/10
"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

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

4.5 STARS, Best Wines of 2011, Winestate Magazine Annual Edition 2012
"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!

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


2010 'Epitaph' Shiraz

2010 Epitaph Shiraz bottle

Inspired by our winemakers late father David Ardill, 'Epitaph' is your final word.

Renowned South Australian artist Tom Gleghorn was our artist in residence for the 2010 vintage and created another beautiful piece of artwork for this label.

Sourced from our 1919 Block vineyard in Leasingham, this super premium shiraz had prolonged open fermentation before being gently basket pressed. The resulting profile shows cigar box, chocolate, stewed plums and soft ripe tannins

92 POINTS ~ James Halliday,, tasted 14/3/14.
"Prolonged open fermentation, basket pressing and maturation for 27 months in French oak. Deeply coloured; another full-bodied Reillys Shiraz..."

~ Tasting Notes

~ 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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