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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 44684)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $56.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Decanter rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Primary mulberry aromas are also evident on the palate. Combined with some blueberry, cassis and sweet rhubarb flavors dominating the typically rich & intense sweet, cedary middle palate flavors. 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.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.