2020 Patrick of Coonawarra Methode Eucalypt Cabernet Sauvignon

Coonawarra, SA

As Aussie as it comes, Coonawarra Cabernet with the eucalyptus character dialled up to 11!!


Not a curio, a fantastic expression.

Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

About This Wine

The Methode series from Patrick of Coonawarra is all about reimagining what is possible in the region. Lo-fi wine, yet with science and knowledge behind as opposed to a wild roll of the dice.

In Australia there has always been a bond between Eucalyptus and Cabernet, with vineyards often surrounded by these trees.

This wine is about isolating those vines in close proximity to the Red Gum trees and vinifying them on their own. The result; classic Coonawarra Cabernet with the mint levels taken up a few notches. Balanced, unique, and full of interest, so much to like here.

About Patrick of Coonawarra

Second-generation winemaker Luke Tocaciu, has taken his father Patrick's legacy, and run with it...

While it was the realisation of Patricks dream to farm his own vines, and make wines for himself, his surprise passing in 2013 forced son Luke to take over earlier than expected.

While honouring his father's Coonawarra legacy with their core range of wines, Luke has introduced a more contemporary range of wines with the Methode Series.

Respecting the past, while not being afraid to evolve and change with the times, Patrick of Coonawarra represents both the classical and contemporary styles of Australian wine.

Owner and winemaker Luke Tocaciu
Owner and winemaker Luke Tocaciu
Coonawarra, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

This trial was testing the hypothesis that vineyards amongst gum trees take on some aroma and flavour of Eucalyptus. Grapes were mechanically harvested in close proximity to Red Gums into 1T bins. The resultant wine showed significantly increased Eucalyptus aroma and flavour. This matured into a distinctly Australian Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the environment and place in which it was grown.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
ABV : 13.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Patrick's estate vineyard
Coonawarra, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s such a compelling wine, you hound the glass, yes, eucalyptus is distinct, almost resinous to taste, but cabernet fruit and tannin are up to task and it feels like serious seasoning rather than gimmick. Peppermint, plum, tense sheath of tannin, pepper, dark chocolate jostle with that gum leaf seasoning. Texture is superb, length is too. Not a curio, a fantastic expression." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)


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