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2012 The Benbournie Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
The Benbournie region was settled in 1853 by Catholic German friends of local priest, Father Kranewitter. The tiny settlement comprises about 15 mud huts surrounded by a Roman Catholic chapel.
The small community’s optimism was built on copper mining, however the industry’s decline signalled its demise before the turn of the century. All that remains today are a few ancient vines, fig and almond trees.
This wine is a deep crimson red colour in the glass.
Intensely aromatic with a mix of dark vine fruits, dark chocolate, fresh garden herbs, cedar oak and a touch of earth.
The palate is flooded with generous dark berry flavours with savoury notes of earth, clove and cedar. Very fine, mineralic tannin lends length and style to a wine of great presence and persistence.
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