These international superstars sure do have that ‘WOW’ factor: all from big-name producers and all with glowing reviews. From the vineyards of France, Chile, New Zealand, South and Western Australia, each wine is as charismatic as the last including:
FAMILIA ZUCCARDI Finca Los Membrillos Cabernet, La Consulta 2013 TE MATA ESTATE Coleraine Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc, Hawkes Bay 2020 CULLEN WINES Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River 2020 CHATEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU 2me cru classe, St-Julien 2018 PENFOLDS Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 2019 BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD - CONCHA Y TORO Almaviva Cabernet Blend, Maipo 2017
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An impressive cabernet sauvignon with black currants, graphite and spearmint. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a serious finish. Extremely polished and structured. Selection of the best cabernet from this farm. 350 cases made.
96 points, jamessuckling.com (May 2016)
Unbelievably good. Young, but the potential is overwhelmingly potent. Floral, nutty, intense small-berried fruit, cedar, anise and sweet herb. Tight, medium-bodied, so concentrated, but light too, ultra-mineral, fresh, all the gravel and tense cabernet feel, but with perfume unlocked: so flagrant and fragrant. The length is superb. I’m taken aback by the beauty and essence-like nature of this wine. My precious. Easily one of the best wines I’ve tasted in the last decade.
98+ points, The Wine Front (November 2021)
Has the usual estate blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and malbec (92/4/3/1%), the grapes hand picked on fruit days between early February and early March, the components matured in French oak (50% new) for 13 months. The perfumed bouquet has already soaked up the new oak, the purity of the fruit in a cassis-redcurrant-blueberry spectrum. The small berries of a quasi-drought summer might have imposed awkward tannins, but the medium-bodied palate is so perfectly balanced it has a drinking span of 30 years and counting.
98 points, Wine Companion (February 2022)
Aromas of blackberries, blackcurrants, new leather and bark follow through to a full body with a dense, deep palate that goes on and on, but is still shy and reserved. Large amount of ultra fine, cashmere-like tannins that are silky, sleek and wonderfully integrated. Extremely long and focused. Needs at least four to five years to start opening. A beautiful wine for the cellar. Try after 2027.
99 points, JamesSuckling.com (January 2021)
Even if you were tasting this wine blind, your first tasting note would have to be, WOW! The scent sets the scene beautifully. There is an inherent complexity here. And balance. Each individual component melding as one: aromatic florals, vanilla pod, red berries, fennel seed emerging across a line of lightly smoked charcuterie.
In its youth, there’s a cut and thrust of tannin (the cut, the former) and oak (the thrust, the latter) which puts a taut scaffolding in place for a long, long future. It combines McLaren Vale smoothness, Coonawarra black-hearted, tannic intensity with a Barossan sweet and savoury core and, while Padthaway also plays a small part, you have to say that the big three regions own this wine. Blackcurrant pastille, tapenade, smoky oak, red currant, forest floor, sage/mint and pliable tannins bend to the will of the whole. Bin 707 rarely looks so approachable, so young.
98 points, Wine Pilot
The aromas of blackberry leaves and iodine are wild and exotic here with mussel shells and earth underneath. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with powerful tannins that show muscle. It’s structured and powerful. Dense and very, very deep.
100 points, JamesSuckling.com (April 2019)