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McGuigan The Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

McGuigan The Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  • Region: Coonawarra, South Australia.

  • Colour: Intense red with purple tints.

  • Aroma: This is a wonderfully complex wine with aromas of blackberry, plum and mint.

  • Palate: The aromas flow through to the palate with delightful notes of cassis, violet, rhubarb and black cherry. Some savoury characters, a slight earthiness and soft, drying tannins all meld together to form a long, lingering sensation. An approachable wine now or cellar for the next 5-10 years.

  • Food: Rare roast beef, porcini mushrooms and sauteed spinach.

  • Notes: The Shortlist range is a selection of multi-award winning wines that represent the unique flavour and character of each varietal as well as the influence of the terroir on the wine. Each bottle is individually numbered.

    The fruit for this wine comes from two vineyards in the southern part of the renowned Coonawarra region. This area has a long ripening period which enables the development of great varietal flavours and intensity. Initial fermentation occurred in small traditional 10 tonne open vats for 10 days. The wine was then pressed off and sent to new French oak hogsheads where it underwent secondary malo-lactic fermentation before being clarified. The final step was to mature the wine for a further 16 months in oak before bottling.

  • Cellar: 5-10 years

  • Tech: Alc 13.0%

Major McGuigan Awards

2008 Vintage: Gold - Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, USA 2010

2007 Vintage: Best in Class - International Wine Challenge 2009
Best of Style - Winestate Magazine 2010 Annual
Gold - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2008

2006 Vintage: Blue Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition 2009
5 Stars & finalist - Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Awards 2008
Gold - International Wine Challenge 2009

International Winemaker of the Year | Australian Producer of the Year
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2009

International White Winemaker of the Year
International Wine Challenge, 2009