2016 Longhop Cabernet Sauvignon

Mount Lofty Ranges, SA

Bargain Cabernet from the Mt Lofty Ranges. "That concentration is a winner." - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)


... delivers its message surely and well. Rock solid.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

To walk the tightrope of fruit richness and drinkability in Cabernet Sauvignon is no easy task.

But winemaking duo of Dom Torzi and Tim Freeland have knocked this out of the park. 

The vines that make this wine are up to 50+ years in age. When you take that into account along with the class act that is Dom Torzi crafting the wine, you don't see value Cabernet like this every day.

Andrew Graham awarded this 90 points, as did Gary Walsh. Bargain Cabernet you can drink now or cellar for a few years - winning all round here.

Winemaker Dom Torzi
Winemaker Dom Torzi
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Oz Wine Review

"Adelaide Plains fruit. Luscious purple fruited style with some surprising mint and then drying, minty tannins. A big mouthful of wine, the luscious fruit offsetting the minty tannins. After the lush Shiraz and classic Grenache this feels a bit raw and minty. But again, that concentration is a winner. Best drinking: will likely be better next year, then up to 10 years." - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)

The Wine Front

"Blackberry, blackcurrant, mint, dark chocolate, polished cedar, and maybe a whiff of tar. Full bodied, bright in its own way, with mixed berries and hazlenut, grainy tannin, neat acidity, and a firm finish of good length. It’s a bit rustic, in a good way, and delivers its message surely and well. Rock solid." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Whole berry ferment in five ton open top fermenters with soft pump overs and minimal hand plunging. On skins for six days, then basket pressed
into young seasoned oak with ferment finishing off in barrel. Matured in French oak. Two rackings prior to blending and bottling.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml


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