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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 60987)
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $49.99

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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for this wine come largely from a near extinct clone of Cabernet Sauvignon. This unnamed clone yields no more than one ton per acre because of its very poor setting ability and the tiny size of its berries. However, its those tiny berries that deliver the superior quality.

"The colossal 2001 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits an opaque purple colour in addition to a gorgeous perfume of lead pencil shavings intermixed with blackberry and cassis fruit, vanilla, Asian spices, and white flowers. Still primary and young, with great intensity as well as tremendous upside potential, it requires 5-6 more years of aging, after which it will last for two decades"- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker

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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.