d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
from McLaren Vale, Australia
Upon release, The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon has a vibrant young deep red - purple color. The nose shows intense blackcurrant fruit, cedary cinnamon spice barrel ferment & oak derived aromas, violet and mint scents as well as liquorice & chocolate smells. These are followed by a typically firm but fine-grained tannin extended texture overlaying soft plum which deceptively disguises the rich powerful cassis and blackcurrant flavors.
The emphasis is on powerful full-bodied varietal fruit flavor integrated with barrel fermented and oak matured characters falling into the cedary, smokey and cashew spectrum.
"The 2002 Coppermine Road Cabernet
Sauvignon possesses a sweet perfume of
roasted herbs, black currants, blackberries.
Lead pencil shavings, and background oak.
Full-bodied and structured, drink it over the
next 12+ years."- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
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