2002 Shirvington Wine Notes
2002 Cabermet Sauvignon
The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged in new oak, 20% French and 80% American, for 12 months.
This wine exudes the elegance and purity of a McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is refined with aromas of blackcurrant and plum fruit. In the mouth the fruit is rich, harmonious and integrated. The palate is layered, with a beautiful delicate fine structure and a generous smooth finish. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.
- Wine Advocate 96 points
This wine was 100% barrel fermented and matured in new American for 12 months.
This is McLaren Vale Shiraz at its best. The concentration of fruit with its silky texture is amazing. The nose is powerful with lifted aromas of intense pepper, blackcurrant and spice. The palate has a firm structure with chocolate, licorice and spice fruit characters. The wine has an incredible depth of fruit, which is layered and complex and will linger in your mouth for minutes. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.
- Wine Advocate 99 points
The 2002 growing season was cool, overcast, and dry throughout. The low accumulation of sunlight hours resulted in a poor fruit set, with the accumulation of flavours being very slow. As such, the end of vintage did not occur until early May. However, the flavours, colours and natural acid levels achieved from the grapes were exceptional.