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The Cabernets

Skillogalee - The Cabernets 2016

Australia
Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
Price: £20.95
Case Rate: £19.99
Ex Tax: £14.58
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Clare Valley
Winery: Skillogalee
Wine Maker: Dave Palmer
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: Cab Sauv 96%, Malbec 2% and Cab Franc 2%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Vegan:
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Rating 94 pts  James Halliday
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Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Clare Valley
Winery: Skillogalee
Wine Maker: Dave Palmer
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: Cab Sauv 96%, Malbec 2% and Cab Franc 2%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

These low-yielding vineyards provide incredibly concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This blend (which includes a touch of Malbec, too), has a hugely aromatic impact with lifted black olive and tobacco leaf and hints of sweet plum pudding and chocolate. The palate is generous, with finely grained, mouth-watering tannin backed by toast and spice. Enjoy now or hold as it will hold for several years.

Food matching

The perfect accompaniment to spicy Eastern dishes where its ripe fruit and textured mouthfeel are a great foil to strong spices.

Expert reviews

James Halliday (2016) - 94 pts

From dry-grown vines surrounding the Skillogalee Homestead, open-fermented, matured in French and American hogsheads. A wine that has benefited in no uncertain terms from the vintage. It is medium-bodied, with a velvety softness encompassing the fruit, tannins and oak. It's hardly necessary to say its balance is nigh on perfect. - James Halliday