Decanter World Wine Awards: Gold Medal 2014
With a medium to deep garnet purple color, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon provides aromas of warm black currant and baked blackberries plus subtle hints of cloves and graphite. Medium to high acidity and a medium level of chewy tannins give structure to the full bodied palate, finishing long and a little warm. Drink this one now to 2018+.
Savoury/earthy varietal character is the first impression, and one that continues throughout the length of the palate; classic austere cabernet, no doubt, but I don't need to be whipped.
James Halliday on Sep 1st, 2009
Such is the excellence of all wines produced at this estate that in a blind taste test one would be forgiven for thinking it was Bordeaux. Set up by Stuart Pym more than 20 years ago, this outstanding boutique operation benefits from Margaret River’s maritime climate which is almost identical to south-western France’s premier red wine region. James Halliday frequently awards the property his coveted 5 star rating for excellence and the individual wines always shine in leading competitions such as the Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge. The range includes estate wines under the Stella Bella label, the Suckfizzle label from a single vineyard and the premium Luminosa label. Sourced from the 5 different vineyard areas owned by the Stella Bella, quality is always at the forefront of every bottle that leaves the wine winery. The Stella Bella estate wines are either varietal or traditional blends offering an affordable introduction to the styles they represent. These are the bulk of production and often sell out immediately upon release due to the excellent price quality ratio.
The Margaret River is situated in South Western Australia, about 200 kilometres south of Perth. This area may grow less than 5% of the country’s grapes but it produces a very significant proportion of the country’s best wine. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning that it is warm enough to make some brilliant Bordeaux blends and Cabernets, yet cool enough for elegant Chardonnays and Semillion. Margaret River is made up of mainly smaller, boutique producers with over 215 vineyards across the region. One of our favourite producers is from this region; Stella Bella wines. We can highly recommend Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon which is made from grapes from a single small vineyard in Augusta, Suckfizzle.
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