2009 Kerrigan + Berry Cabernet Sauvignon Western Australia (Elsewhere $65)

SKU #1147302 96 points James Halliday

 ...excellent colour, a vividly fragrant bouquet and intense medium-bodied palate bringing together the strength and power of Mount Barker and the somewhat fleshier black and redcurrant fruit flavours of Margaret River, the tannin and oak contributions precisely calibrated.  (7/ 2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Deep garnet in color, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black currant preserves, blackberry compote and stewed plums followed by hints of black pepper, cloves and spearmint. Medium-bodied with plenty of mouth-filling blackberry and mint flavors, it has a good backbone of grainy tannins and crisp acid to hold up the long finish. Drink it now to 2018+.  (8/ 2013)

K&L Notes

Truly exceptional Cabernet at any price point. Highly aromatic, blackcurrant, blueberry, anise, cigar box and crushed mint. The palate echoes these characters with wonderfully fine, silky tannins, perfect weight and elegance. Amazing how this wine is so concentrated and flavorful and yet quite ethereal on the palate. Seriously impressive wine, made from the absolute best of the best parcels of old vine fruit from Mt. Barker and Margaret River. The wine is aged in top quality cooperage and held back before release. We have very limited quantities of this truly magnificent wine.

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By: Mellyn Craig |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/21/2014  | Send Email
This is one sexy wine! Your experience begins with an amazing nose of bright fruit and floral notes. Black fruit and cranberry, lavender, apricot, spice, mint and a hint of smoke envelope your palate. The silky smooth tannins with a long finish complete this very decadent wine. This wine is so well balanced and elegant, it is one of my favorite Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted in a long time!

By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/11/2014  | Send Email
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Short and sweet...one of the best bottles of Cabernet I have had in quite sometime. Pure, rich, layered and with precise balance and wonderful length.
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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great Region are in the southeastern area of the continent, with the Barossa Valley, Claire Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia, the Yarra Yarra Velley and Pyrenees in Victoria and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling from the land Down Under. While many equate Aussie wines with "value", there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

Western Australia