Byrne Family, Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Celebrating 50 years and 3 generations with the strength of our heritage.
Byrne Family wines express our family’s dedication to the land. Honouring the generations past and yet to come, these Byrne Reserve range is selected from our two Clare Valley dry grown and low yielding vineyards with a total of 11 ha.
Stylish and regionally typical, this Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant and savoury.
Titratable Acidity 5.3 g/l
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Residual sugar: 1.8
Region Clare Valley, South Australia
Carefully selected parcels of shiraz from the Blights block Byrne vineyard in Northern Clare, were picked in the evening in March, left to macerate over night and crushed early the next morning. The wine was fermented in older French barrels, and left to age in oak before bottling.
The 2015 vintage was one of the earliest on record and as a region the Clare Valley have been rated by James Halliday as 9/10 for conditions.
Cabernet Sauvignon performed consistently in the region and the Byrne Clare Valley Cabernet is showing refinement and finesse.
Deep currant red colour .
Briar blackcurrant and chocolate with plummy richness
Creamy oak and cedar notes overlay the blackcurrant core of the palate. Refined and elegant, the structured style shows layers of dark berry and cherry finished with soft velvet tannins.
Thick cut rare steak, herbed lamb shanks slow roasted with root vegetables, pork ribs or spicy Asian dishes.
94 POINTS/GOLD Wines Showcase Magazine New Releases Dec 17
2014 vintage - no release
92 Points 2016 Wines Showcase Magazine – New Releases
SILVER Medal 2016 AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna class 21
BRONZE Medal 2016 Decanter Wines Awards UK
BRONZE Medal 2016 Adelaide Wine Show Class 26
GOLD Medal - Mundus Vini Spring 2015 Germany
SILVER Medal - UK International Wine Challenge 2015*
BRONZE Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
*“Inviting ripe berry fruit aromas. Rich ripe elegant black fruit palate with long elegant and complex finish” UK IWC15