ANGULLONG CROSSING RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018
|Origin:||Orange, NSW, Australia
|Colour:||Dark purple red|
|Aromas:||Attractive savoury complex aromas of herbs, leather and dark berries complemented by oak.|
|Flavours:||A full bodied wine which is rich and plush with juicy berry fruit
and balanced oak flavours. The tannins are velvety and
balanced with a slight grip on the long, lingering finish.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER - LONDON WINE COMPETITION 2022
This is an intensively flavoured Orange Region Cabernet, indicative of its Reserve status. Sweet, complex fruit flavours with a tight structure. The cool climate varietal flavours are balanced beautifully. The length is long and velvety with the oak and dusty tannins adding complex layers.
Enjoy this wine now, or cellar it confidently up until 2030.
The best Cabernet Sauvignon from the Angullong vineyard was fermented with a submerged cap with twice daily pump-overs to extract colour and flavour. The wine was then matured in premium oak puncheons (30% new, 70% 2-3 year old) for 12 months.
Reviews (including previous vintages)
- 95 Points, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
- 92 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
- 90 Points, The Real Review
17/20 points by Tamlyn Currin at JancisRobinson.com (2018 vintage)
"Full bottle 1,462 g. Screwcap. From the foothills of Mount Canobolas in the cooler highlands of Orange, NSW. From their Angullong vineyard. Fermented with a submerged cap with twice daily pump-overs to extract colour and flavour. The wine was then matured in premium oak puncheons (30% new, 70% two- to three-year old) for 12 months.
Just such outrageously scrumptious fruit that it makes me want to go and dance on the kitchen table doing hair-brush karaoke to Daughtry's Long Live Rock and Roll. Deeply darkly jewelled fruit swathed in sumptuously velvet tannins, and shot through with glistening orange-drenched, redcurrant-sharp, cumin-spiced, broad, ripe acidity. Ripe and rich and voluptuous but every curve is muscle and every ounce of sweetness comes in cut-glass crystal. Despite its obvious ambition, there is a wicked edge and playfulness and ready casanova charm to this wine. Humour noir. Voldemort meets Morticia Adams meets grandma's home-made blackcurrant pie. Basically, it's yum. And begging for anything wrapped in salty sweet prosciutto or bacon... (TC)"