2021 Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour: Garnet to medium red
Bouquet: Scented with layers of red fruit, mulberry, blackcurrant and leafy spice
Palate: Integrated supple tannins with dark cherry, cassis, confection and cinnamon spice.
Cellaring: This youthful wine is a great expression of the variety in Great Western. It is possible to enjoy this wine now with food, but it will soften and gain complexity over the next 5-10 years.
Pairing: Enjoy with a salt crusted lamb roast, seasonal vegetables and a light red wine sauce. A lighter grazing board with soft cheddar or creamy polenta with pan fried greens like Asparagus and Broccolini.
Vintage: A wetter growing season with balanced healthy yields meant the vines ripened slowly and evenly. Sufficient water supply ensured the grapevines remained in good
health which ensured all the natural acidity was retained at harvest. The fruit was delivered to the winery in optimum condition giving the winemaking team every
opportunity to create a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon to proudly stand in the Bests stable.
Region: Great Western, Victoria
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Justin Purser/Jacob Parton
The Real Review – Stuart Knox, March 2023
Deep ruby red colour. Blackberry, bramble, and bay leaf all fill the aromatic senses. Medium weight, graphite notes add contrast to the sweet berry fruit whilst a herbal layer fills towards the finish. Tannins are supple and very approachable, making this medium bodied red a real crowd pleaser. Drink now to 2035. Rating: 92 points
Halliday Wine Companion- 50 Great Reds- Aug/Sept CM 2023
If this wine auditioned for a role in the film adaption of Remains of the Day it would get the part in a heartbeat. It’s just so exquisitely well mannered. Ultrafine tannin, perfectly ripened fruit, the line of acidity placed just so. Even the oak wraps smokily around the herb notes, as if to ensure that they don’t appear too loud. This mid-weight cabernet would make the perfect butler to the finest of meals. Rating: 95 points
Watch Jacob Parton tasting the 2021 Great Western Cabernet Sauvignon