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Excellent Cameron Douglas MS
94 Points
Gold Medal
5 Stars Sam Kim
Vino Value
5 Stars
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Gold Medal – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2022

Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Lifted blackberry and blackcurrant aromas entwine with spices and hints of chocolate. Full of flavour, texture and complexity. Displaying blackberry, coco, ripe red jalapeno, plum and black olive characters. Finishing with fine tannins and power enhanced by quality integrated oak.

This wine is produced from only the top 25% of Cabernet Sauvignon fruit available from the Serafino McLaren Vale vineyards. Once destemmed the grapes are fermented in a mix of static and open fermenters. The temperature and extraction are monitored over a seven day fermentation period. Tannin and colour extraction is achieved through regular pump overs of the fermentation cap. The wine is then pressed, allowing it to finish the malolactic fermentation prior to spending up to one year in new and one year old French and American oak hogs heads."

5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"Varietally expressive and beautifully composed, the wine shows blackcurrant, cigar box, cured meat and rich floral aromas on the nose. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent weight and rich texture, beautifully supported by fine-grained tannins. Sturdy and robust, while remaining harmonious and balanced with a long delicious finish. At its best: now to 2035."

Rated Excellent & 92/100 Cameron Douglas MS, July 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"Big and powerful bouquet with a core of dark red berries and bell-pepper, it’s herbaceous and direct, plenty of oak and barrel spices of clove abd baked vanilla, sweet smoke and iron filings. A light yet distinctive minty quality (some might say eucalypt) suggest some classic location attributes. Dry and full-bodied as the wine touches the palate with flavours of blackberry and poached plums, black currant and baking spices. The oak statement is not quite as strong as the pyrazines and dried herb, bell-pepper flavours yet together deliver a wine of back bone and power. Plenty of tannins and acidity, again not over delivered.. Well made with a decent length and concentration with best drinking from 2025 through 2034+."

91/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, December 2022 (2021 Vintage)
"Serafino cabernet is generally reliable with the odd blip. This 2021 release is back in reliable mode. It’s juicy, fruit-driven and flavoursome but with plenty of tobacco and leaf notes, in keeping with the variety. It tastes good in general, and finishes both soundly and well."

Reviews for previous vintage below…

95/100 Ray Jordan,, May 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"There is a such a beautiful varietal expression in this McLaren Vale cabernet. Little wonder it’s performed well in wine shows. Packed with blackcurrant and blackberry notes typical of this variety with a leafy edge that adds to its complexity and aromatic intrigue. The palate is medium bodied with fine powdery tannin and super fine oak supporting the fruit. Everything comes together to drive through to a very long finish."

93/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"This is very good. Again. So much fruit, such a firm hand of integrated tannin, such clear varietal character.  It’s jubey, leafy, floral and persistent, not to mention exceptionally well balanced. Silver medal standard at least, and asking questions of the gold medal panel. A gentle trace of bitterness to the aftertaste maybe the only detraction. But both high quality and highly enjoyable."

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