Coppermine Road runs parallel to d'Arenberg's very best Cabernet vineyard in McLaren Vale, just metres from the winery, cellar door and restaurant. Planted to an almost extinct clone, this vineyard rarely yields greater than one tonne to the acre.
If you like your Cabernet Sauvignon to sit somewhere between 'lean and green' and 'chocolatey and plush' then you're going to love this wine. Enchanting, aromatic highlights of violets and blackcurrant meld deliciously with more savoury notes of antique furniture and saddle leather, suggesting a touch of bottle age. A faint whiff of fresh mint leaves is unmistakeably Cabernet as are the incredibly enticing roasted tomato and capsicum characters that are layered through the flavours.
The palate is completely seamless, displaying a refined concentration that only Cabernet can. Long chalky tannins ensure the focus of this wine is not lost as they flank the whole gamut of flavours drawing them effortlessly to an unfaltering and persistent finish. Stylish and suave.
While enjoyable in youth, this wine will reach its full potential with bottle age up to at least 20 years.
Tasting Note: Stylish and suave, highlights of violets and blackcurrant meld deliciously with roasted tomato and capsicum characters.