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d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, Australia
  • JH95
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14.5% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Since 1912 four generations of the Osborn family have tended their nineteenth century vineyards just north of the township of McLaren Vale, bordered by Seaview Road, Chalk Hill Road and Twenty-eight Road. But on their western side, the winery's best Cabernet Sauvignon runs parallel to the one road with four separately named parts, Field Street, Oliver Road at each end and Coppermine Road. Naturally confused, locals just refer to it as "Brewery Hill Road".

Vintage 2005 could be summarized as a vintage that ripened without interruptions. The resulting wines are tight with amazing red fruit fragrance and lovely acidity. Crops yields were above average although slightly under the 2004 vintage.

The 2005 Coppermine Road, one of d'Arenberg's flagship icon reds, is a complex and full bodied wine dominated by red fruits, blueberry, cranberry, cedary cinnamon spice and earth. Vibrant aromas of cassis, blackcurrant, and plum harmonize with the well structured palate. With bottle age, this wine will gain more complex characters of chocolate, truffle, cigar box and earth but maintain its seamless rolling finish.

Critical Acclaim

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JH 95
Australian Wine Companion
More savoury restraint than many McLaren Vale cabernets; medium-bodied, with black fruits and savoury tannins; 22 months in French oak.
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2005 The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon is purple/black in color. It offers aromas of pain grille, pencil lead, licorice, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. This leads to a flamboyant Cabernet with gobs of ripe fruit and notes of chocolate emerging. The wine has well-concealed tannins, excellent balance, and a 60-second finish. It will benefit from 5-7 years of cellaring and will drink well through 2025.
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d'Arenberg, , Australia
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.
OBCD05CR_2005 Item# 93397

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