Country: Australia Region: McLaren Vale
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2017 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: D'Arenberg Estate
Since 1912 the Osborn family have tended vineyards in McLaren Vale. Today the fourth generation, Chester makes distinctive wines using traditional methods.
Coppermine Road runs parallel to our very best Cabernet vineyard in McLaren Vale, just metres from the winery, cellar door and restaurant. Planted to an almost extinct clone, this vineyard rarely yields greater than one tonne to the acre.
Tasting Note: The Coppermine Road exhibits classic Cabernet aromatics of black currant leaf, violets and cigar box with an interesting twist of cooking spice and mustard seed. These lovely savoury notes are followed through onto the palate but with an underlying sweet blackcurrant and mulberry fruitiness that builds as the wine evolves in your glass. The initially cedar like tannins, start early and give the wine incredible length. An intriguing fennel note accompanies the chalky tannins that are picked up on the finish, which is long and lingering.