Water Wheel Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia

$15.99
Item No. 49832
  • red wine
  • W&S92
  • WS87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • RP89
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red in colour. The aroma is initially very restrained and takes a while to open up (an impatient man would have finished the bottle), some sweet brambleberry jam fruits, undergrowth and nettle-like characters can be found. The flavours are compromised by an excess of extracted, grainy tannin, the red berry fruits do have some attractive facets, but don't really show good varietal expression. A moderately good length of persistence cut short by the raw, aggressive tannins.

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The present Water Wheel operation is the brainchild of Peter Cumming whose family have long been established as successful growers of tomatoes and cherries around Bridgewater-on-Loddon to the north-west of Bendigo in central Victoria. Peter studied winemaking at Roseworthy, and after a few excellent years as winemaker for Hickinbotham at the old Anakie vineyard near Geelong, threw...

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With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular: New South Wales - home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New...

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(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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