2012 Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon
From our low yielding, dry grown vineyards comes our premium Dry Land Cabernet Sauvignon.
Only the most premium of the small Cabernet berries are hand picked from Smyth's Vineyard, then open fermented to produce this rich, full flavoured wine.
Matured in French oak hogsheads for 24 months, this wine displays distinct regional characteristics of mint and eucalyptus with rich blackcurrant and chocolate. It has well integrated oak with firm tannins and lingering palate.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
'Brother John May Wines of Provenance Trophy', Vintages 2002, 2005 & 2012 ~ 2015 Clare Valley Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2015 Clare Valley Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2014 Australian Small Winemakers Show
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2015 Cowra Wine Show
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2014 Clare Valley Wine Show
92 POINTS ~ James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au
"From 48yo vines, Smyth's Block, Leasingham; open-fermented and matured, 24 months in French oak. A more elegant style than usual for Reillys, with juicy cassis fruit, the tannins softened by the extended oak maturation."
91 POINTS ~ Josh Raynolds (USA), www.vinous.com, March 2016
“Opaque ruby. Pungent, deeply pitched red and dark berry scents are complicated by a smoky oak quality and a sexy floral topnote. Spice-accented blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors become spicier with air, picking up an exotic touch of rose pastille on the back half. Shows very good focus and energy on the long, smoky, youthfully tannic finish, with the spice and floral notes echoing.”
4.5 STARS ~ Winestate Magazine, Clare Valley & Surrounding Regions, July/August 2015
" 'Harmony personified', suggested one judge. Fresh estery fruit aromas layered with violets, cinnamon and cedar which follows through to the palate."
Bottle : 750ml
Case : 12 x 750ml
Closure : Screw Cap
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