Coldstream Hills Reserve Cabernet 2004
$4999each
$599DOZEN
WineryColdstream Hills
Fruit Cabernet Sauvignon
Regions Yarra Valley
  Victoria
Each $49.99
$599.00
Currently out of stock
Founded by the great James Halliday, Coldstream Hills is as fastidious today under the stewardship of it's highly respected winemakers, as it was in the halcyon days of the re-emerging Yarra Valley boutique wineries. Vintage conditions permitting, Coldstream Hills releases a Reserve in excruciatingly restricted quantities, assembled from the most exceptional barrels of elite Cabernet Sauvignon wine. The intensive handling of this robust Cuvee includes fermentation under new French oak, followed by extended maceration and ageing.
Coldstream Hills Reserve Cabernet is in most years, entirely based on fruit from a 3.6-acre block on the home vineyard planted. 2005 began with good rains early in the season and bud burst was followed by great flowering and fruit set. The summer was wet and cool, allowing the vines to thrive. The rains stopped in January and perfect conditions followed, in fact some of the best on record. The vines ripened quickly with the fruit showing great colour, intense flavour, good structure and excellent natural acid levels. This wine was matured for fifteen months in a combination of new and prior use French barriques, resulting in a fine balance of oak against elegant cool climate fruit. Alcohol 14.0%
TASTING NOTES
Dark medium red with purple hues. Aromas of dark chocolate, blueberry and toasty French oak;, the nose shows classic cool climate characters of blackcurrant and dark cherry with underlying cedaryness. Toasty oak harmoniously provides background complexity, the tongue is greeted by blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit flavours with toasty violin like strokes of fine milky wood, vanillan and cocoa, essences of dark brooding liqueurs and dark chocolate. Medium bodied yet excitingly complex and flavoursome, the fine yet persistent Cabernesque tannins go to great lengths engaging the fruit, stylish and elegant, Coldstream Hills is an excellent example of Lower Yarra Valley Cabernet from a mild vintage.
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About the Coldstream Hills Winery
Since its first vintage in 1985, Coldstream Hills has grown to be one of the Australia’s leading small wineries, with a reputation for producing an outstanding range of wines
Coldstream Hills was established in 1985 by James and Suzanne Halliday. As a winemaker for over 30 years, James Halliday expressed his passion through involvements with other winemakers, devoting his time to crafting some of Australia's most memorable labels. From its initial vintage of 450 cases, Coldstream Hills has grown to become one of Australia's leading small wineries, its wines sold in some 16 countries and a reputation out of all proportion to its size. Coldstream Hills maintains its small winery essence with most of the wine literally being hand made. Situated in the cool and beautiful Yarra Valley, about one hour's drive east of Melbourne, its steep, close-planted vineyards have become a signature of the region. So too have its wines (most notably Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs) which reflect a climate cooler than Bordeaux and a little warmer than Burgundy. Coldstream Hills»