Hollick Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Coonawarra, South Australia) "...exotic spices, dark cherries, fresh herbs..."
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This wine is a classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon showing intense cassis fruit flavours, with a long finish on the palate and soft tannins. The wine was matured in French oak, adding to the wine's structure, but not dominating the pure Coonawarra Cabernet fruit characters. The fruit for the Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is selected from old vine material from the Wilgha and Neilson's Block vineyards at the cooler, southern end of Coonawarra. Located on the famous terra rossa soil, these vineyards were originally planted by Ian and Wendy Hollick in the 1970s and early 1980s.
"The 2017 'Old Vines' Cabernet Sauvignon from Hollick begins with stunning aromatics which include dark cherries, tobacco, mint, fresh herbs, exotic spices and bell pepper which instantly grab your attention. On the palate this is medium to full-bodied and incredibly balanced with wonderful combination of fruit and acidity. It remains fresh and vibrant all the way through the fresh long, mouth-watering finish. This is a simply fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon that is simply outstanding today but should also continue to evolve over the next decade." - 93 points, International Wine Report