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Honour Roll Bill Brand Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Collectable Coonawarra Cabernet, big and bold
  • Limited edition Honour Roll release
  • Silver Tasting Panel Rating - 17.75

Honour Roll Bill Brand Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 x12

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Product Code: KR0404
From the famed terra rossa soil of Coonawarra, this 2014 Cabernet has distinctive blackcurrant and blackberry flavours with hints of cedar and dark chocolate. It's a great red to collect and will reward cellaring through to 2025.

Wine Region

SOUTH AUSTRALIA-COONAWARRA

Drink Until

2025

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.0%

Foods

Roasted lamb rack with salsa verde.

Oak

Matured in new and 2nd use American and French oak hogs heads.

Colour

Very Deep Ruby with purple hues.

Nose

Lifted dark fruits with hints bramble, earthy varietal notes. Sympathetic integrated oak treatment adds a light toasty vanillin background that supports the upfront fruit profile.

Palate

Full bodied dry red with up-front ripe dark berry fruit characters, fine well balanced tannin structure with a long soft finish. Finishes with dark concentrated fruits that are complemented by subtle, fine-grained oak.

Background

In 1901 Bill Brand's grandfather stepped off the train at Coonawarra Station and started work at John Riddoch's winery. In 1950 Brand's father, Eric Brand, purchased vineyards on one of Riddoch's original 'Working Men's Blocks'. Coonawarra's terra rossa soil always had the magic to produce great wines and Bill Brand is proud to offer this 2014 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Honour Roll limited release. Bill Brand is and has been a very significant grower supplier to Dorrien Estate from Coonawarra for many years. Bills Father, Eric founded Brands of Coonawarra with their brand being called Laira, later Bill as the winery Viticulturist and and his brother Jim as the winemaker saw the winery grow into a major player for premium red and white wine from the region, which has over time became a famous label from the Coonawarra region. The winery was sold to McWilliams many years ago and became Brands Laira, the winery and brand were recently sold again and is now under Cassella ownership. Bill has had a long and distinguished career in the region and is regarded as a "Patriarch " for the region, someone all other local growers and winemakers look up to for advice and guidance if they need it. Hence the "Honour Roll " accolade for Bill is one that is well deserved. The fruit that was selected for this wine comes from one of Bill's vineyards which some regard as being one of the finest in the region, it is a big, highly structured wine with great power and concentration- very much a bench mark style for Coonawarra as Bill deserves to only have a great wine sold with his name on it. The wine will cellar comfortably for 5 -10 years. This wine is recommended to customers looking for a big wine with great power and structure, but is also is well balanced and ready to drink now, an excellent food wine.

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