2001 Shirvington wine notes
2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine was 100% barrel fermented and aged in new oak, 35% French and 65% American for over 12 months.
This wine has a sweet aromatic leafy nose. Its style is refined and delicate, yet lush and full of flavour. The palate has spicy fruit, a lovely mouth-filling structure and soft, long, well-integrated tannins. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years. This wine was awarded Best Wine at the 2002 McLaren Vale Wine Show.
- Winner of the McLaren Vale Bushing 2002
- Wine Advocate 94 points
- Wine Spectator 88 points
The wine was 100% barrel fermented and matured in new American oak for over 12 months.
This wine has a beautiful nose and an aroma that will leap out of the glass and remind you of violets and plums. Its palate is rich and intense yet smooth, with an incredible depth of fruit. You can experience many layers of fruit sensations including chocolate, licorice, vanilla, spice and blackcurrants. The wine finishes in the mouth, silky soft with long lingering fruit. It is drinking well now and will cellar for many years.
- Wine Advocate 98 points
- Wine Spectator 93 points
The 2001 growing season will go down as one of the driest and hottest on record. Very little rain (10–15mm) was recorded from October to the end of vintage in late April so frequent watering was essential to ripen the grapes and keep the vines healthy. In the end it was a very successful season with the various wines achieving outstanding success in Australia and overseas.