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2017 Golden Child The End of Heartache Cabernet Sauvignon

Adelaide Hills, SA

The pick of the finest Cabernet on the Golden Child vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

The best fruit that grows on David Hamilton's Kuitpo vineyard has always been the Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vineyard sits right above McLaren Vale at 380m above sea level. The cooling ocean breeze and the higher altitude of this site produces beautifully elegant Cabernet in a more medium-bodied style you would usually see somewhere like the Yarra Valley rather than a chocolatey fruit bomb that you might think of for South Australian Cabernet.

James 'Golden Child' Hamilton has handled his dad's fruit perfectly here. This is a velvety Cabernet with vibrant fruit and stunning aromatics. New-school Claret if ever there was one.

Only 50 dozen made.

About Golden Child

Golden Child is the project of father-and-son team, David and James Hamilton.  David grows the grapes from his own vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills, while son James uses his wealth of winemaking experience to bring the wines to bottle.

Having their own 20+-year-old vineyard gives the Hamiltons enormous flexibility with the wines and allows James to craft some pretty unique offerings. The fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with natural yeasts and crafted together gently and with minimum additions.

The range is wide, colourful and wholly enjoyable - this is a new Hills producer to keep an eye on.

James Hamilton in the family vineyard
James Hamilton in the family vineyard
Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Such beguiling perfume here. Violets and blackcurrants, blueberries, a hint of mocha oak. Streamlined and precise, this Cabernet glides effortlessly through the mouth with ultra high-pixel tannin. Cracking modern Cabernet from James. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From the Producer

Dad has always loved Cabernet Sauvignon so he was pretty stoked when I asked him for fruit. We used SA125 clone from our N block. This clone is low yielding and typically has ripe tannins. I love the lifted nose and bright, delicate flavours we get from our Cabernet. This variety is seriously underrated from the Southern Adelaide Hills.

We grow four different clones of Cabernet and SA125 (N Block) is my most preferred. In fact, this block is one of my favourites from the whole vineyard. It yields low, has tiny berries and produces wines with ripe tannins and intense aromatics. The final blend of this wine is about 60% whole bunch. Racked once for bottling with minimal SO2.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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