2015 First Eleven Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

The First XI honours the legends of Australian cricket. Those elite sportsmen who have achieved the distinction of representing their country at the highest level. The best of the best. To honour this standard, The First XI is only produced in exceptional years. This 2015 release is the ninth since the inaugural 2000 vintage. so when you next enjoy a glass of The First XI, toast the legends for whom the wine is named... those who have made it to the top of their craft.


This wine has a deep red appearance. On the nose, lifted Coonawarra mint exhibits its providence, with cassis, boysenberry, tobacco and savoury herbs. Bright currant and dark cherry fruit is flanked by fine, savoury tannin, giving the palate both intensity and directive structure. Layers of sweet fruit and savoury notes combine to give a wine of complexity and seamless balance. A persistent finish displaying distinctive Coonawarra cassis fruit and mouth-coating, chalky tannin closes out a wine that has the potential to cellar well over the next decade.

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