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Clarendon Hills Sandown Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Planted in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale during the 1940’s the Sandown Cabernet Sauvignon site is populated by a rare pre-phylloxera Chateau Reynella Cabernet Sauvignon clone that expresses the ancient Blewitt Springs terroir with opulence and majesty. Low yielding vines produce a powerful yet refined and elegantly composed, classic Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of black currant, graphite, slate, earl grey tea, sage and bay leaf mixed with cedar shaving and baking spice with a roast meat undertone that gives the wine power and presence.


” A parcel of old Reynella clone cabernet, planted in the 1940s. Plenty of blueberry fruit on offer here with a wealth of deep-set oak spice, cassis and dark cherry, as well as blue plum and leafy elements. Complex young cabernet. This is low-yielding and has such impressive length of tannin. Supple and straight, this runs deep and delivers intense blueberry, plum and blackcurrant flavors. Rich and composed. Fine now, but best from 2024.”

95/100 James 

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