We reckon d'Arenberg are not only the masters of great wine names, but of having some of the best value/quality around. There are no shortcuts taken in the production of any of the wines – low yields, foot trodden, basket pressed all make for seriously good wines.
We don't sell as much South Australian Cabernet as Shiraz, but when you come across a wine like this, we should. This wine offers amazing value. It is dark, dense, savoury, with earthy autumnal fruit flavours; olives, dried herb, currants as well as cedary spice notes. Aged in older American oak. This is a very 'solid' wine.
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"This vineyard was planted in the 19th century, and received its nickname as it was the first in the region to be trained above knee height. Over the past four decades, Cabernet Sauvignon from the High Trellis vineyard has been released under the d'Arenberg label to consistent critical acclaim, and won the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy at the 1969 Melbourne Wine Show.
There's a cool climate vibe to this wine (thanks to the cooler 2017 vintage). It's medium bodied and acid driven, with loads of black currant, black berry and liquorice flavours. The finish is long, and supple, with plenty of spice to boot!"