Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaret River, Australia

Item No. 106465
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH91
  • WE91
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The color is dark red to black, with great intensity. While the aroma brings an intense, rich bouquet led by ripe cassis and berry fruits. Behind the primary fruit are distinctive vineyard characters of dark chocolate and mint. On the palate, this vineyard consistently produces intense, fleshy and full mid-palate Cabernet with massive fruit weight displaying dark cherry and blackcurrant flavors. This is a big full wine with ample flavor and concentration.

Critical Acclaim

"A relatively full-bodied Margaret River Cabernet, Hay Shed Hill's 2008 displays aromas of mint, cassis and smoke alongside fully ripe flavors of cassis and chocolate. The tannins are firm and a bit drying on the finish, but the chocolatey richness of the fruit shows through. Drink 2013-2020.
Editor's Choice"
91 Points

"Strong/deep colour; pure blackcurrant-accented fruit on both bouquet and palate does the work; the tannins are fine and soft, the French oak light, despite 18 months maturation."
91 Points

"The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with a tiny amount of Petit Verdot and aged 13 months in French oak, 20% new. Possessing a deep garnet-purple color it gives aromas of minty cassis with a touch of dark chocolate and cardamom. Medium to high acid and a medium level of very fine tannins compose a good backbone for the concentrated full body. The finish is long and minty. Consider drinking it now though it’ll undoubtedly fan-out in a year or two and continue to 2018+. "
90 Points

Learn About Hay Shed Hill Map ItMap It

Michael Kerrigan, formally the Chief Winemaker of Howard Park and MadFish Wines for the previous 12 years and a small group of partners took over the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and brands just before Christmas 2006. I knew the Hay Shed Hill vineyard and its potential could not pass up an opportunity to be part of such an exciting winery that is producing Cabernet Sauvignon,...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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