test Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Clarendon Hills

Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


  • Description

    Colour: Deep purpled crimson

    Nose: Elegant, finely composed nose of violets, blackberries and cedar. Sculpted in style it lifts out the glass with pencil shavings, tobacco, graphite and hints of liquorice.

    Palate: Layers of refined flavours linger as the velvet like texture rolls on and on. Classically styled, with plushness and balanced flavours this will continue to evolve in the future.

    Alcohol: 14.6 %

  • Reviews (3)
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    1. cru

      Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon gives wonderfully expressive notes of crushed blackcurrants, black forest cake and eucalypt with nuances of licorice and tree bark. Full-bodied with an abundance of tightly knit black berry and earthy / savory flavors, it has a taut frame of firm grainy tannins and refreshing acid, finishing with very good persistence.
      Drink it 2014 to 2022+.


      eRobertParker.com- Lisa Perrotti-Brown (February, 2013)

    2. cru

      Deeply coloured and almost bruising in style, with incredible concentration of black fruits and charry new oak a feature; the tannins are nothing short of epic in their proportions, which is in line with the density of the wine; simply a powerhouse of flavour. Drink by 2025

      Date tasted: 18/1/2013


      James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

    3. Alex Bratasiuk

      2018 Wine Advocate

      Looking very much like a carbon copy of the 2013, the 2015 Brookman Cabernet Sauvignon delivers notes of fresh mint and cassis, with just the smallest suggestions of cedar and chocolaty ripeness. It’s full-bodied, rich and velvety. It should be at its best within a few years, then drink well for a decade or more.

      94+ Points

      Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate 2018

  • Winemakers Notes

    REGION: Clarendon, McLaren Vale: 10 kms N/E of McLaren Vale and 250 metres higher above sea level. We pick 2-3 weeks later than McLaren Vale and enjoy longer, milder, more consistent ripening conditions.

    CONDITIONS: Favourable winter rains were shadowed by bright sunny conditions in Spring. The healthy environment encouraged the vines to respond in retaliation to the prior vintages’ lowered crop levels. The vines shot fruit that looked healthy and was in abundance from day one. The consistent mild growing season saw fruit ripen earnestly. An unusual early veraison paved the way for continued steady development. Bunch thinning was was looking a certainty but the vines pulled the fruit in to line and all fruit was evenly ripened and looked outstanding. The Brookman vineyard is dry grown in heavy clay soils. Hand picking took place over several passes to ensure optimal ripeness of the fruit.

    WINEMAKING: Low yielding, dry grown 67 y/o vines are hand picked thereby culturing whole berry, wild yeast fermentation. This increases the retention of the grape’s varietal essence and minimises bitter tannin extract. All pressings are returned to the barrel and bottled onsite without fining or filtration.

    MATURATION: 18 months, 75% brand new, tight-grained French Oak. 25% 1-3 year old hierarchy. Barrels are finally hand selected by winemaking team.

    GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    CLOSURE: Cork
    BEST DRINKING: 2020-2040
    TECHNICAL: Alc/Vol: 14.6% TA: 6.2 g/Lt pH: 3.75
    PRODUCTION: 7,350 Bottles
    WINEMAKER: Roman Bratasiuk

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