Grand Gimblett Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Medium deep crimson. Very attractive ripe dark cherry cassis mocha roasted chestnut aromas. Generously and chocolaty with voluminous dark cherry blackcurrant fruits, fine gravelly/ velvety tannins, integrated mocha vanilla oak complexity and persistent mineral acidity. Finishes grippy firm with plentiful dark fruits. Very good.
– Andrew Caillard 96 points
The Annual Vintage Selection Gift Box
Each year since the 2008 vintage, 12 Gimblett Gravels red wines are independently selected that showcase the very best of wines grown on the Gimblett Gravels soils for that vintage. To date, all 12 vintages have been selected by, Sydney based Master of Wine, Andrew Caillard MW.
Each of the wines included in this gift box were one of the 12 wines selected in the AVS for their vintage including THE NEST which was awarded TOP RED BLEND for 2019!
1 x Grand Gimblett Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – 96 POINTS
Single vineyard, small production. The grapes were so spectacular we had to showcase them in this bespoke bottling of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.Hand picked and fermented in small open topped vats to make the best of the fruit. This is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a fine back bone of tannins supported with opulent fruit
1 x The Nest 2019 – 98 POINTS
58% Merlot 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Cabernet Franc
Our Gimblett Gravels fruit was handpicked and gently handled to ensure skins were not torn or seeds crushed as we destemmed and moved the grapes to our small fermenting vats, then basket pressed. We allowed the natural yeast on the grape skins to carry out the ferment and hand plunged as required to ensure the ripe fruit flavours and texture were balanced by fine structural tannins. The Nest spent 18 months in small French oak barrels, 30% of were new.
1 x Stoned Crow Syrah 2019 – 96 POINTS
Aged in French Oak, this wine is dark and concentrated showing peppery and toasty oak characters. The wine is seamless, has supple tannins, with a smooth, firm and spicy finish.
The Nest 2019
Deep crimson. Beautiful blackcurrant mulberry chinotto espresso aromas with praline, vanilla notes. Generous, buoyant and supple with superb cassis, mulberry, boysenberry fruits, plentiful chalky tannins, attractive volume and underlying mocha, vanilla oak notes. Chocolaty/ cedar firm at the finish with seductive dark fruits and linear fresh acidity. Superb density, balance and mineral length. A standout wine. Drink now – 2035
– Andrew Caillard 98 points
Stoned Crow Syrah 2019
Medium deep crimson. Fragrant redcurrant, cranberry, pepper, sage, dried herb aromas with underlying mocha notes. Supple sweet cranberry, redcurrant, raspberry fruits with some blackberry, brambly notes, peppery nuances, plentiful fine sinewy long and refined tannins, some savoury roasted walnut, light marzipan notes. A fresh chalky finish with persistent juicy fruits. The barrel maturation characters and mid-palate viscosity really distinguish this wine. Drink now – 2028+.
– Andrew Caillard 96 points