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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
d'Arenberg High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 121264)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe blueberries and cassis mingle with violets and leafy aromatics on the lifted nose. There's a touch of spicy oak adding complexity to the typical d'Arenberg soulful earthiness. The palate is still tightly woven with precise Cabernet tannins all sinewy and finely textured. Earthy grip mingles with minerals, graphite and hints of potpourri. The palate is fresh and lively, the acid and tannin backbones working well together with a licorice core.
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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.