2022 Joshua Cooper Dash Farms Cabernet Sauvignon

A powerful yet modern take on Cabernet Sauvignon from the one and only Josh Cooper.

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This Cabernet Sauvignon from Joshua Cooper comes from Dash Farm, just outside of the Macedon Ranges, and is the last of his Cabernet Sauvignon sites to be harvested.

This late-ripening site means beautifully concentrated fruit, and it absolutely shines in this cuvee. Dark berries, fine and silty tannin, wrapped in a silk robe of spices, chocolate and a light herbaceousness.

It's powerful yet refined and could stand for a while in the cellar but it's an absolutely stunning wine right now - so we challenge you to try to hold off.

"You can see that the folding in of everything will be nigh, and the wine will mellow into its savoury and dark fruited elements well."
- 93+ pts, Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Deep, inky purple with intense violet, seaweed and cassis, and graphite, sweet herb and spice attest to the cool nature of the site.

Only medium-weight though remarkably intense, it presents as the most “Claret” style of the three Cabernet Sauvignon cuvées, full of small dark berry fruit with fine gravelly tannins.

93+ points - "It’s a wine not quite in its groove but the DNA of fine wine is in here. Concentrated mulberry, black olive, black plum, hazelnut, piquant dill and white pepper meshed together in the bouquet and palate. There’s good depth of flavour and requisite, finer grain tannin profile, a sluice of blood orange acidity keeping things perky, but the feel isn’t quite as seamless as the higher grade cabernet releases of Josh Cooper. That being said, you can see that the folding in of everything will be nigh, and the wine will mellow into its savoury and dark fruited elements well." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Joshua Cooper

Joshua Cooper is the son of Nelly and Allan Cooper, the founders of the acclaimed Cobaw Ridge winery in the Macedon Ranges.

Born and raised on the top-tier cool climate wines of his family, Josh's wines have a delicacy and unforced feel to them. As you might imagine, growing up in the Macedon Ranges, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are two varieties he particularly excels with, as too is his great love, which is Cabernet. He sources his fruit from a series of growers across central Victoria who farm with a like-minded philosophy of organic farming and sustainability, with plans to plant his own vineyard in Macedon in the future.

Josh makes only a small amount of each wine and they are in high demand from those who want to get in early on the next generation of Cooper. He is undoubtedly one of the country's most exciting and acclaimed young winemakers, being named James Halliday's Best New Winery for 2024 as well as the winner of Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine’s Young Winemaker of the Year 2020.

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