Monday, 20 May 2013

d'Arenberg The Coppermine Road 2009

I stood and applauded the latest Ironstone Pressings 2009 and this new release Cabernet Sauvignon from d'Arenberg is not far behind.

The fruit comes from McLaren Vale. Time is spent in new and old French oak and old American when the best barrels are selected for blending. Traditionally no fining or filtering as is the case at d'Arenberg.

Expect the usual Cabernet characters and some alluring earthiness. Initially the dense flavours were firm but they softened over the ensuing days which all points positively to its aging capabilities.

This wine will be singing in three to five years and will comfortable live beyond fifteen years. A keeper for a dark place.

Yes, yes and yes!

Who: d'Arenberg
What: Cabernet Sauvignon (14.5% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
When: 2009
How: $70