2019 Ponting Close Of Play Cabernet Sauvignon

An elegant and graceful Langhorne Cabernet, well balanced, with everything in the right place.
Rated 2.0 out of 5 stars
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More than any other team sport, the camaraderie of the unit plays such a key role in a cricket team’s success. Spending long, full days in the field is a searing test of mateship, not to be underestimated.

The Close of Play Cabernet, celebrates those special moments at the end of a long day, when 11 men or women can sit together, spin a yarn, and raise a glass to the hard work they put in that day, with a stylish and character filled wine. Lovely red berry fruits with regional hallmark touches of mint and spice. There is depth, and a richness, to this medium-bodied wine.

This is a really harmonious, and amongst the entry point wines in the Ponting range, this one stands out for its seamless character, and smooth balance. It’s very well constructed.

Fruit for Close of Play was destemmed and crushed into 5-tonne open fermenters. The wine underwent maceration for 8-11 days and was then pressed straight into oak, a 30% new French and 5% American combination, to complete malolactic fermentation.

Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
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92 Points - "Firm, medium weight red of dark, plummy fruit, salt bush characters, a touch of eucalyptus and plenty of ferrous, saline mineral things going on. It drinks like a BBQ red with quite a bit more grace and elegance, everything seamlessly woven together, the wine fresh, long and shaped with sleek tannin. This does a good job of pitching at more refined, restrained cabernets." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

89 Points - "Medium, intense ruby colour. Tobacco leaf and cherries on the nose. Good medium weight with a classic claret feel. Nice hint of saline minerality speaks of Langhorne Creek. Flows silky and quite long. Good value gear." Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

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    1 year ago
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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars
    Poor quality

    My Husband are for the taste was very sour would not by it again.

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