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. A plethora of Cabernet Sauvignon characters seemingly bursting from the glass, with typical notes of blackcurrant, violets and cedar enhanced by a twist of mint and herb. The palate is streamlined and focused. Just a beautiful line of fruit, some sweetness, a hint of chocolate and raspberry perhaps with a nutty savoury edge. Tannins are chalky and long but the lasting impression you will get is one of fruit. A style of Cabernet from d'Arenberg that one may not expect from McLaren Vale but extremely true to its varietal heritage.
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.
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- Mclaren Vale
- Dry Red
- Cabernet Sauvignon