Clarendon Hills Brookman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
This wine forms part of Clarendon Hills' "1er Cru" classification.
Elegant fruit and finely worked oak use always headline this ballerina-esque perfume. A lifted cabernet expression that is always approachable early and offers supreme enjoy ability in its first 15 years of life.
Wine Spectator - "Focused, vibrant and juicy, with green olive-scented black cherry and blackberry flavors, finishing with a decidedly savory cast. The tannins are well-integrated and the fruit emerges beautifully as the finish lingers"
The Wine Advocate - "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2008 Brookman Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays intense aromas of creme de cassis, pencil lead, tree bark, cedar, cassia and a whiff of choco-mint. Very crisp, rich, full and firm it has taut, fine-grained tannins and a long juicy finish"
Wine Enthusiast - "Slightly firmer and more structured than the other two Clarendon Hills Cabernets from 2008, the Brookman Cabernet also delivers slightly more herbal aromas and flavors than its counterparts. There’s classic Ribena-like cassis, but additional shadings of dried herb and tobacco impart a crisp, slightly astringent edge to the finish. "
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Clarendon Hills Winery
Clarendon Hills is a small family-run winery based in Clarendon, South Australia. The company was founded by biochemist, Roman Bratasiuk, in 1990. The story of Clarendon Hills is one of passion, dedication and commitment to exception wine. It all began when this biochemist and wine lover decided to produce his own wine. Though he'd never trained as a winemaker, Roman let himself be guided by his refined palate and scientific knowledge. Following his favorite producers and preferred styles, Roman sought to make a version of the wines he loved. View all Clarendon Hills Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
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