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2001 Patina Cabernet Sauvignon (Museum release)

$35.00

Tasting Note

Winemaker’s Notes:

The 2001 Cabernet grapes came from a Orange vineyard and were less ripe than the field sample had indicated resulting in a wine that was quite high in acid and tannin making the wine too sharp when young but great attributes for a long living wine.  I think it is drinking quite well now, albeit more of a French than Australian style.

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Winemaker’s Notes The 2001 Cabernet grapes came from a Orange vineyard and were less ripe than the field sample had indicated resulting in a wine that was quite high in acid and tannin making the wine too sharp when young but great attributes for a long living wine.  I think it is drinking quite well now, albeit more of a French than Australian style. Colour: Red to brick red. Aroma: Attractive cherry fruit accented by leafy and dusty aromas laced together with oak and aged characters. Palate: The palate is amazingly fresh and light for such an aged wine. With the exception of the tannins it displays some characters normally associated with Pinot Noir. Winemaking: This is a glimpse into my early days of winemaking… I produced five tonnes of Cabernet grapes in 2001 all sourced from a local grower as my vineyard was still a year off production. The grapes came into the winery less ripe than the field sample had indicated resulting in a wine that was quite high in acid and tannin making the wine too sharp when young but great attributes for a long living wine. Cellaring: It is difficult to know how long this wine will keep improving. In a blind tasting I would likely categorise it as a much younger wine. It has developed a distinct crust in the bottle adding to the romance of opening it now but I wouldn’t be in a hurry, it should continue to evolve favourably.

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Body

Medium Bodied

Range

Museum

Variety

Cabernet Sauvigon

Cellaring

Ready to enjoy now, Short to medium term cellaring

Region

Orange, NSW

Winemaker

Gerald Naef

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