- Cabernet Sauvignon
- ABV 14.5
- Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
Stuart McCloskey "Hello beautiful – this bouquet ticks all my boxes (‘Wow’ shrieked the team). It’s akin to a dark hole of nori, graphite / lead pencil, cold steel, violet, cassis, blueberry compote, sundried tomatoes, sweet Mediterranean herbs, peppermint, and piped tobacco. Overall, it's a sublime arrangement of fruit cloaked in a cooling mist of sea spray. Incredibly exciting and I have run out of superlatives. Save to say – this is thrilling and one wine which I will happily sniff all day long. The palate runs to the same, cooling tune, albeit succulent and moreish. The tannins melt into the ripe, creamy fruits – they’re almost invisible. There’s the lightest touch from the oak. Power juxtaposed with finesse - neatly done too… Highly impressive. Unquestionably, this is the best Utopos Cabernet Sauvignon (to me, anyway). Simply, a sensation. Drink now (we decanted for 4-hours) and will age for 10-15 years. Served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware."
Utopos Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Barossa Valley, Australia
We were already sourcing fruit from vineyards adjacent to this property for Teusner that were making some of our very best Shiraz wines (Albert and Righteous) so I knew the ability of the geology and microclimate of the area to produce outstanding reds.
I instantly fell in love with the site and the way that it was planted. I so desperately wanted to play with the fruit that was growing here. However, the owner of the property was signed into pretty tight contracts with Penfolds and wasn’t willing to jeopardise that to sell me a bit of out of contract. He did nothing to lessen my desire, however… Bragging to me that the cabernet sauvignon was some of the only Barossa fruit to make Bin 707 grade etc etc.
So I was forced to just dream about it every time I drove past to visit my other growers in the area. Until the day in late 2014 that the owners decided it was time to slow down and move into town and put the property up for Auction.
All of the big names from around the area were at the auction. Standing on one of the highest points of the area overlooking some of the most beautiful views in the Barossa. I was so desperate to have it – these properties rarely become available over multiple generations - so I just went in with all guns blazing and put in my best offer as first bid. It was the one and only bid and the property was ours!" - Kym Teusner
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