- Cabernet Sauvignon
- ABV 14.5
- Zalto Denk'Art Bordeaux Glass
Stuart McCloskey "The ’21 is a 70% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Shiraz blend and selected from the best blocks on the Utopos Vineyard. Purity is the hallmark for the 2021 vintage. The bouquet unfurls to flowing ribbons of sweet, exotic spice, blackcurrant, cassis, damson, mulberry, black raspberry, violet, cinnamon, liquorice and salt. The palate feel is beautiful and medium-bodied. Powerful yet juxtaposed with masterful restraint. Tense, the fruit is edged with wonderful freshness, the acidity is faultless and the tannins gently roll across the palate. Again, the flavours (black fruits tinged with graphite) straddle the lines of purity. Less drama and all the better for it as this shows the ‘serious’ side to this great, Aussie blend. Brilliantly detailed along with a sense of ineffable completeness. Civilised, nuanced, sculptured, tender and perfectly enjoyable today. I love the long, salty finish… Decanted for 4-hours and served using Zalto Bordeaux glassware. Drink now to 2035 (a few years in the bottle is recommended).”
Utopos Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Blend 2021 - In Bond
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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