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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Rosemount Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Rosemount Show Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 92532)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: This is a deep, richly colored wine - red with purple hues.

Nose: The nose is rich and clear with blackberry, chocolate and characteristic Coonawarra notes of mint. The oak aging adds a hint of coffee and cedar.

Palate: This is a rich, sweet-fruited and full bodied wine. Flavors of blackberry, cherry and raspberry gain complexity from chocolate and mint notes before the long and even finish. Finely textured tannins complete the wine offering great length and style.

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About Rosemount Estate:

Established in 1969 by Robert Oatley and family in Upper Hunter Valley, Rosemount Estate has grown to include vineyards in the Mudgee, Orange, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills regions, as well as the Upper Hunter Valley. Winemaker Philip Shaw works with the Oatleys. The company's best-known wines are the Roxburgh Chardonnay, Balmoral Syrah and Mountain Blue Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon.