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2018 Sorrenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot

Beechworth, VIC

Classic claret from the iconic Moreys at Sorrenberg in Beechworth.

$55.00

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A great wine, again.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Sorrenberg Cabernet is a seriously classy mid-weight Cabernet blend. What an outstanding Australian producer they are.

Barry has made this wine since 1989 with fruit grown entirely from his own biodynamically farmed vineyard just outside Beechworth. The blend alters slightly each year, with portions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot added to the Cabernet Sauvignon base - Barry looking for elegance and suppleness in youth as well as age-ability.

The 2018 is another knockout release. The fruit reaching ripeness at moderate alcohol, the tannin structure is gorgeous. It's a wine to be enjoyed now or in a decade's time - classic stuff.

About Sorrenberg

Barry and Jan Morey planted their stunning Beechworth vineyard in 1986. Their first release in 1989 began the Sorrenberg story, a story destined to be one of Australia's great estates.

Barry farms with adherence to biodynamics, believing this to be the best way to get the most out of his home block of 2.4 Ha. on the outskirts of Beechworth. Their wines are famous for their balance and longevity. The wines are made in traditional fashion, with wild yeasts for fermentation, gentle oak maturation and basket pressing for each wine.

The Gamay is arguably their most sought after wine, however, the thumbprint of Barry's attention to detail is stamped across each release and the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet blend are amongst the finest of heir kind in the country.

Sorrenberg is one of the true gems of Beechworth, and indeed Australian, wine.

Vigneron Barry Morey
Vigneron Barry Morey
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
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From The Producer

The blend consists of 30-40% Merlot and Cabernet Franc, a touch of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Carmenere with the remaining Cabernet Sauvignon. Low crop level is important to ensure the fruit ripens if the weather turns and to achieve maximum flavour. Half this Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented for 2 weeks on skins with plunging of the cap 4 times a day. The remainder of this wine was fermented for 4 weeks on skins before pressing. Natural yeast is used throughout. The wine undergoes oak maturation for 24 months before final blending and bottling without filtration.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Barry & Jan Morey
Barry & Jan Morey
Photo Credit: Wine Australia
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Critic Reviews

DDS review

"The 2018 Cabernet nose displays dark cherries with a hint of cranberry. This fruit profile flows onto the palate combining with nice spicy oak and firm yet restrained tannin. This creates a well-balanced, long lingering mouth feel." - Sorrenberg

94Points
The Wine Front

"This is to like. A softer and more succulent expression of this wine has emerged from 2018 harvest. It feels very bright, licked at by blood orange acidity, though there’s layers of flavour in dark cherry, black plum, cola and fennel-green herb characters through and through. Extension of flavour is great too – lingering smudges of lightly grippy, skinsy, mineral flecked tannin are a charm. It feels so darn lovely to drink, though it feels best approached in a few years to a few decades. A great wine, again." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Wonderful wine

A delicious cab frank blend that is drinking beautifully now and I expect will age nicely over the years ahead, highly recommend (and also found this wine hard to find, following enjoying it out in a restaurant recently)

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Great Cab Blend

Good value cab blend at this price point. Would be interested to see how it gets better over the years.

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