Serafino McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Deep red with purple hues.
Complex nose with black fruits and quality oak seamlessly fused, with some hints of chocolate.
Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is enhanced by integrated quality oak. The flavours linger with the even tannin finish. Enjoy now and until 2030.
"This is pinch-me-I'm-dreaming stuff. An outstanding multiple gold-medal cabernet at less than $30. Deep colour, cedar, violet and blackberry aromas with a high note of fresh herbs, the palate rich and fruit-sweet with soft tannins. Very smart and great value. Drinks well now. Will cellar to 20+ years."
95 Points - Huon Hooke, The Age Epicure/SMH, Drink now to 2038+
"When I think Serafino, I think Italian varieties, so it’s nice to get surprised by a wine from a McLaren Vale staple. Serious feeling and looking bottle for a sub-$30 wine too. Quite a bit of unexpected restraint too.
Neat medium weight feel with good, deep, lavish concentrated fruit. Black plum and berry, cassis, touch of florals, sniff of cedar and sweet tobacco. Good bouquet. Soft texture, sweet fruit, mint highlights, sweet oak spice melted in. It’s a warming ooze of dark cabernet. Lots to like here for the generous representation of cabernet."
92 Points - Mike Bennie; The Wine Front, May 2017, Drink: 2017 - 2024
SOLD OUT - Serafino McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is now available here.
The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit is sourced from our Little Road and Malpas Road blocks in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Once destemmed the grapes are fermented in small 4 tonne open fermenters. The temperature and extraction are monitored over a 7 day fermentation period.
Tannin and colour extraction is achieved through regular pump overs of the fermentation cap.
The wine is then pressed and allowed to finish the malolactic fermentation prior to spending up to 1 year in new and 1 year old French and American oak hogs heads. Winery Notes
Awards & Accolades
Top Blue,Top Blue Gold, & Top 100 Wine - 2018 Sydney International Wine Show
Trophy Best Cabernet - 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2017 KPMG Sydney Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2017 Concours International Cabernet Wine Show France
Gold Medal - 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Best McLaren Vale Cabernet - 2017 James Halliday Cabernet Challenge
Gold Medal & 95 Points - 2017 James Halliday Cabernet Challenge
Gold Medal - 2017 Royal Sydney Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2017 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Gold Medal - 2017 Decanter Wine Awards
Gold Medal - 2017 Concours International
Trophy - Best Icon Wine & Gold Medal - 2016 McLaren Vale Wine Show - Also 2009/2012/2015
|Brand||Serafino Wines McLaren Vale|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$29.99|