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Robert Oatley - Finisterre Cabernet Sauvignon - Margaret River 2013

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Western Australia
  • Wine Area: Margaret River
  • Wine Maker: Larry Cherubino
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 17 (2011) WS: 82 (2012) JH: 96 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Appealing wine full of cassis flavours with soft and silky finish.

Winery Information

Robert Oatley

Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. Bob Oatley founded one of Australia's most famous wine companies, Rosemount Estate, in 1968 and later sold the business in 2001 for $1.5 billion. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today. Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2011)17 pts

Tasted Jan 2015 - From a single vineyard in Wilyabrup. Riper and a little more minty than the straight Oatley Margaret River Cabernet, with a touch of dark tannic char on the palate. The fruit still dominates. Long, dark-fruited finish and fine texture. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2012)82 pts

Web Only 2015 - Firm and chewy, with elevated acidity driving the ripe currant and vegetal flavors. Best after 2017. –HS

James Halliday (2013)96 pts

Hand-picked, berry-sorted, wild (1/3) and cultured yeast, open and closed fermentation, 21 days post-ferment maceration, 15 months in new and used French oak. This really has echoes of Bordeaux, particularly on the back-palate and finish, when the ripe, but firm, tannins mesh with the blackcurrant fruit so much so you're not sure where one stops to allow the other a chance to speak. Then throw in the French oak, and you simply have to let it all wash over you, relax and enjoy it.

Vinification Notes

Hand-harvested in order to select only the best fruits. Fermented using a wide range of yeast and the wine was matured for 15 months in partially new and old French oak barriques.