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THREE DARK HORSES THE BANDY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2020

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Warming and inviting with a big, mouthfilling palate, totally over delivering for the price.

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Grape: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

$16.99 elsewhere $24.99

Regions : South Australia

Warming and inviting with a big, mouthfilling palate, totally over delivering for the price.

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Superb new release of this almost 'cult' wine. Made in a small quantity and available in only a few selected NZ outlets and at the Three Dark Horses cellar door in Australia. Previous vintages have been hugely successful at wine shows (including Golds & Trophy Champion Cabernet NZIWS). More importantly this label has developed a serious following with our customers who recognise the quality and value it offers.


Three Dark Horses is the project the of former Coriole winemaker Matt Broomhead with his father Alan and grandfather Frank (who recently passed away) – the Three Dark Horses. Their focus is on producing small batch, basket pressed, hand made, and affordable wines of character sourcing grapes from old vines throughout the McLaren Vale. 

Best described as a "Blockbuster" – this 2020 is again inky dark (glass staining) with flavours of vanilla and ripe dark berry compote. Warming and inviting with a big, mouthfilling palate. Fine graphite-like tannins from the 14 months in French and American oak coat the mouth. The words 'sumptuous and generous' easily come to mind and, even as a young wine, is deliciously drinkable. It will also cellar very well. It totally over delivers for the price.


Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Lifted aromas of black fruits, choc mint and wood spice. Flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant. Choc mint also plays a role. Medium to full bodied but soft through the palate with fine grained tannins and a subtle spice finish to close. Cellaring potential: 5+ years.

McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon from the Home Block, Schuller Rd (Blewitt Springs) hand-picked and Hancock (Chalk Hill Rd closer to McLaren Vale township) machine harvested. Vine age: 20 and 50 years (Home) and 40 years (Hancock). 7 day open ferment with regular pump overs. Basket pressed. 14 months in French and American oak (20% new). Bottled without fining."


Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…


5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"It's impressively fruited and perfumed on the nose showing crème de cassis, dark chocolate, cedar, dried herb and subtle spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that displays excellent depth and richness backed by fine-grained tannins, finishing persistent and delicious."

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Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

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Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.

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