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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)

$19.00

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... 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
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 : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
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)

90Points
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)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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