Double Gold & 96/100 – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019
Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific example of Clare Valley Cabernet at nothing short of a terrific price.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The Kingston Estate range of single varietal wines are crafted to display distinctive varietal character through careful region selection. The best characteristics of one or more regions, often a combination of warm and cool climate, are matched and blended to provide the perfect synergy of regional definition and varietal integrity.
The 2018 Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of ripe blackberry fruits lifted with hints of mint and sweet vanillin oak. The dense liquorice like fruit is seamlessly integrated with silky tannins to deliver a savoury finish. A terrific example of Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."
93/100 James Halliday's Wine Companion 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Machine-harvested, fermentation on skins for 5 days, pressed, mlf, maturation in French and American oak. Yes, it’s super generous, ripe and plummy but with real dash. For the price, this is fab value. There is a wealth of fruit power – wild blackberry, bramble – with stewed rhubarb, earth, dark spices and chocolate. Smooth, supple with chewy tannins, smart oak. Plenty to enjoy here."
50 Great Reds & 25 Great Reds Under $30, Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine Aug/Sept 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"We've said it before and we'll say it again: cabernet is the value kind. This Clare Valley version floods your mouth with blackberried flavour and then gives it an extra plush via chocolate and sweet spice notes. It's an uncomplicated in a good way. It rolls up its sleeves and gets down to the noble art of delivering pleasure."
Ray Jordan’s Top 100 Reds The Best of the Best, The West Australian, July 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"Has typical dark chocolate and ripe back fruits with a little cool leaf and mint, which is very regional. Well crafted."