Flavours of blackberry and boysenberry are complemented by some spicy cloves and eucalypt in this very flavoursome and enjoyable Langhorne Creek wine. The palate is long, rich and full of sweet fruit and oak. There is great weight, length and balance in this Cabernet.
Old Mill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes
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Old Mill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reviews
"It appears as if we saved the best for last when it came to reviewing three wines from Old Mill Estate, their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon being the pick of the bunch. Aromas of ripe blackberry, plum, choc mint and a bit of alcoholic heat, the palate shows slightly tart blackberry fruit, spicy oak and a hint of liquorice. A round mouth feel with fine drying tannins, the wine also has enough acid to lead into a well balanced finish. This young Cabernet was surprisingly approachable as a drink now proposition, however it did take some time in the decanter before the aromas and flavours really opened up. That being said, it should improve with bottle age over the medium term. "
Score 90/100 Murray Stiles - Winetastic - April 2008
"Big wines overpower a lesser occasion but sometimes they are cute enough to blend in. Tres cute and adorable despite its lumbering 15 per cent."
8.8/10 Max Crus - The Daily Examiner - 8th March, 2008
"Well well, what have we here? This is a lovely lovely drop that unfolds and reveals over the time you drink it. The fruit is there but is not in your face - blackberry and briar, with some earthy tannins. Good dusty spice carrying the length and a chewy, meaty finish. A real wine to ponder and enjoy."
Wine Without Wank - 13th February, 2008
"An impressive cabernet from Peter and Vicki Widdop's Langhorne Creek winery. Sweet boysenberry and blackberry fruit is enhanced with hints of cloves and eucalypt and nicely-integrated oak. Juicy and delicious with a mature cheddar."
Kylie Fleming - Eastern Courier, 9th January 2008
"Classically Australian, in its boisterous and brave-hearted poise, this beautiful, intense wine shows sufficient finesse and fine balance to mature brilliantly in the right cellar - if you can possibly avoid drinking it as soon as you get it home." 93 Points Philip White - 22nd February 2007
"Intense, moody, classic cabernet here, with mint, spice and the swampy chocolate mudcake that rich, black alluvium produces. No other region in Australia does this. Yet it's still elegant, with cheeky athletic form, a touch of sooty wood and really good balancing acidity that makes that alcohol number look unlikely. Grand cabernet, begging for juicy lamb cutlets."
93 Points Philip White - The Advertiser, 17th May, 2006