2010 Dalwhinnie "Moonambel" Cabernet Sauvignon Pyrenees Victoria
Classic Dalwhinnie style with abundant aromas, fruit on the fore-palate likewise; tightens up on the finish with tannin grip that will relax as the years go by.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Moonamble Cabernet Sauvignon offers a nose of cassis, wild blueberries, toasty oak and yeast extract with subtle suggestions of pencil lead and chocolate. Full-bodied with a nice backbone of medium to firm, grainy tannins and very crisp acidity, it has a long savory finish. Delicious in this youthful stage, it should develop gracefully and drink to 2022+. 92+ (LPB)
This iconic estate nestled into a natural amphitheatre 2,000 feet up in Victoria's Pyrenees mountain range produces some of the country's most highly regarded and awarded wines that have attracted very high points from the world's top critics. We are extremely happy to offer a limited allocation of these wines exclusively for K&L customers. The vineyard was established in 1976 and is the highest and most remote in the Pyrenees region. All the vines are dry farmed and naturally low yielding due to the very poor rocky soils. The elevation of the site means that they experience dramatic diurnal swings in temperature, the cool nights drawing out the growing season and preserving excellent natural acidity in the wines. The slow gradual ripening process results in more complex flavor development and bestows the wines with exceptional longevity. Winemaker's Notes: "Vibrant dark purple-black. A stunning varietal bouquet. Initial aromas of cedar, camphor, mint and violets. The overall impression is of ripe pure Cabernet Sauvignon blended with rich dark chocolate. The initial mouth-feel is concentrated with luscious full, rich fruits. The mid palate is sweet blackberry fruit followed by fine sandlewood grainy tannins. The flavour profile of dark berry fruit are persistent. A very powerful and beautifully structured wine. It has the elegance to drink after a few years of bottle age and will keep for 15 years plus with the correct cellaring conditions."