Thomson Estate, Toolunka Cabernet Sauvignon
Toolunka Cabernet Sauvignon
Named after an ancient flood plain of the majestic River Murray in South Australia. Known for the greatest days of sunshine, the Riverland region has a pristine climate for premium grape growing on our limestone soils.
Juicy blackberry fruits are balanced by hints of spicy French oak and soft, flavoursome finish.
Cellaring to 2025
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Shiraz 10%
Region South Australia
Closure Screw cap
Titratable Acidity 5.6
FRUIT This Cabernet Sauvignon was selected at vintage from our estate vineyards in South Australia. These mature vines are an average of 40 years on limestone which provides fruit intensity and varietal expression. The 2019 Riverland vintage endured hot, dry conditions of over 35 for 48 days resulting in lower than average yields with minimal disease risk, with concentrated flavours and richness.
WINEMAKING The richness of the fruit in its natural state meant that minimal intervention was required in the winery. Harvest at optimum timing capturing full fruit potential. Fermented on skins for 10 days and carefully monitored to allow a fermenting regime of 24 to 28 degrees. Seasoned, house select French oak is used in the maturation of this smooth well-balanced Cabernet.
COLOUR Deep dark magenta with purple almost black hues.
AROMA Cassis, ripe mixed blue and black berries. Dark chocolate and nuances of fragrant dry herbs.
4 STARS (top in category) & BEST VALUE - Wine Magazine Aug/Sep 2020
SILVER MEDAL - AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2020
GOLD MEDAL - CWSA Best Value 2020 HK
BEST VALUE BUYS (<$20) - Winestate Magazine 2019 Nov/Dec
91 points - Wines Showcase Magazine 2018
Gold Medal – CWSA Best Value 2018 Hong Kong
2015 - no release
Double GOLD China Wines & Spirits Best Value 2016 Awards HK
Silver Medal AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2016 - Class 21
Silver Medal Mundus Vini Germany 2015
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition London 2015
SILVER MEDAL - China Wines and Spirits Awards - Best Value 2014 Hong Kong