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Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

KING045
A full bodied wine with flavours of blackcurrant, quince, cassis, mint and mild herbaceous characters.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
N/A
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Australia
Body:
Rich, bold and robust
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2020
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
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Kingston Estate

Kingston Estates was established by the Moularadellis family. The winery was built in 1985 on the corner of the family property next to the original vineyard as well as the family home. Today the winery can be considered two wineries in one: the original winery and the modern extension. The original winery is where they make their small batch super premium wines giving them the flexibility and control to develop parcels of wine into exciting styles that truly reflect the varieties and regions from which they come. State of the art tanks and winemaking equipment enhance their ability to produce commercial and larger volume wines to the highest standard.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet in colour with a ruby hue. On the nose, lifted aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and subtle stewed plum characters, along with a hint of spicy oak. The palate is elegant and full bodied revealing flavours of blackcurrant, quince and cassis fruit, enhanced by hints of mint and mild herbaceous characters. A beautiful complex and smooth oak finish.

Food Matches

Perfect paired with hearty lamb shanks, strong flavoured cheese and chocolate.

Press Comments

91/100 Points from Patrick Eckel at Wine Reviewer, 2018. Silver Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards, 2019: Adam Michocki of The Glasshouse spoke of 'an expressive wine, with cassis, bramble, eucalyptus, toast and oak', while Elena Serban of Hakkasan found additional 'graphite, ink and blackcurrant notes'. 'Round, fruity, balanced and classic,' concluded team leader Laurent Richet MS. Top 50 Reds, James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine 2020. Top 100 Reds, Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Reds 2020, 90 points. Double Gold Medal, Melbourne International Wine Competition, 2019. Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year, Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019. Jeni Port, August 2020 "Machine-harvested, fermentation on skins for 5 days, pressed, mlf, maturation in French and American oak. Yes, it's super generous, ripe and plummy but with real dash. For the price, this is fab value. There is a wealth of fruit power - wild blackberry, bramble - with stewed rhubarb, earth, dark spices and chocolate. Smooth, supple with chewy tannins, smart oak. Plenty to enjoy here."