d’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon in a Pine Box with Mint Chocolates
Presented in a Lovely Pine Marquetry Box, with delicious Bendick’s Mint Chocolates. The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon will certainly please the recipient of this gift, the wine is a superb example of Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark plum and red fruits, hints of coffee, black olive and more spice framed well by fine gravelly tannins and just a hint of oak. A great gift.
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From the fantastic producer d’Arenberg, this wine is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and because it comes from a fairly hot climate it has very ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours with notes of cloves. There are plenty of tannins, but they are soft and approachable. The nose is full of blackcurrant and blueberry characters with a lovely mint leaf lift and a spicy undertone. The characters are ripe, yet remain balanced with touches of florals adding elegance. Dark plum and red fruits are added to the mix with soil characters, hints of coffee, black olive and more spice framed well by fine gravelly tannins and just a hint of oak. d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. Founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, fourth generation, Chester Osborn took over the reins as Chief Winemaker in 1984. The last decade has seen Chester develop a range of white wines every bit as individual and thrilling as the red Rhone varieties with which the company made its name. There is method to his madness (and his shirts!) and no one knows their soils and vines better than Chester. Chester works with individual parcels of fruit that display different flavour profiles that are influenced by the unique soil characteristics and meso-climates of the vineyards. Each parcel is picked and vinified separately to highlight the individual characters that contribute complexity to the final blend. Chester’s philosophy is to make wines that have great fragrance, fruit palate texture and length. The finish of the wine must have a natural, fine balance of acidity and a complex structure of tannins.