Curator Wine Co 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
This Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was hand-picked and had a two-day cold soak then naturally fermented using indigenous yeasts. The ferment was hand plunged three times daily for approximately ten days. Then basket pressed and filled into French (15% new) and two year old USA oak for three weeks barrel fermentation followed by 18 months maturation. Plenty of ripe blackberries, some raspberry and even violets, this perfumed wine has softly integrated oak and an elegant finish.
95 Points – Sam Kim March 2021 – Impressively ripe and fragrant, the bouquet shows crème de cassis, dark plum, cocoa and cedar characters with a hint of tobacco complexity. The palate is concentrated and mouthfilling with fine texture and polished tannins, offering excellent structure and length. Stylish and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2033.
94 Points – Tyson Stelzer 2022 Halliday Wine Companion – With 5% merlot; co-fermented. Basket pressed; matured in 15% new French and seasoned French and American oak barrels; unfined and unfiltered. If you love full-bodied cabernet, this is for you. A ripe style of fleshy, spicy black/redcurrants and cassis. Bright acidity, finely structured tannins, vibrant fruit and dark chocolate and coffee oak make for impressive balance, undeterred persistence and considerable integrity. Skilfully executed, delicious and great value.