Thomson Estate, W&J Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
W&J Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Set in the northern range of the cool and picturesque Clare Valley, the high altitude of provides finesse and delicate power to our mature vines.
VARIETY Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION 100% Clare Valley, South Australia
CELLARING 8 years
TITRATABLE ACIDITY 6.0 g/L
Residual Sugar 1.8
Grown in our Clare Valley estate vineyards, and selected from our 11.1 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon plantings, specifically from the Blights block near the Clare racecourse. A consistent variety in the region for 2015 vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon is soft elegant style. The richness of the fruit in its natural state is protected and nurtured through minimal intervention in the winery. Careful use of French oak provides a support and complexity to fruit richness and regional expression.
The dark inky colour introduces the concentrated blackcurrant fruits with savoury aromas of cedar and herbaceous notes.
Regional typicity is shown in this elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with an underlying fragrant opulence of dark cassis. The palate is soft with velvety tannins.
The intensity of this wine calls for a little breathing in the glass or decanter before being savoured with chargrilled lamb, slow cooked meals or hard matured cheeses.
New release late 2017
New release Dec 2017
Mundus Vini GmbH Germany 2016
China Wines & Spirits Best Value 2016 Awards Hong Kong
IWC Uk International Wine Challenge 2016
4 ½ STARS
Best of State - Winestate Magazine Nov 2015 Australia
Double Gold Medal
China Wine & Spirits Awards – Best Value 2015
Mundus ViniGermany - Spring 2015
93 Points Gold
Wines Showcase Magazine February 2015
UK International Wine Challenge 2015*
AWC International Wine Challenge Vienna 2015
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
*“Spicy, leafy berry aromas. A round attractive palate supporting bitter cherry fruits with crisp refreshing persistent finish”