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'Protector' Cabernet

'Protector' Cabernet

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2020 | McLaren Vale | Cabernet Sauvignon

The Celts believed Hazel to have protective powers. If you wore a badge of Hazel you would be protected from evil spirits, sea captains would wear twigs of Hazel woven in their hats to protect themselves from the wickedness of the sea. Irish Mythical Legend Finn McCool used a shield made from Hazel to protect him. Cabernet Sauvignon’s high tannin content symbolises this protection by protecting the wine during the ageing process.

New Release

Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirit Awards 2023

95 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 

94 Point - Wine Showcase

94 Points - Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot

93 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2024

92 Points - Winestate Magazine


Tasting Notes:
Classic varietal McLaren Vale Cabernet displaying concentrated dark fruits, blackcurrant, mulberry and blueberry, with hints of dried herbs and underlying oak.

Powerful and full-bodied yet elegant, with dark plum, cassis and sour cherry notes. Integrated French oak and seductive youthful tannins are a perfect frame, providing a firm structure built for ageing.

Vineyards:
Selected from two distinct vineyard sites in McLaren Vale. The first from Blewitt Springs produces structural wines with brighter fruit, perfumed aromatics and leafy varietal characters. The second from Aldinga produces richer more powerful wines with dense varietal characters of cassis and dark plum.

Winemaking:
De-stemmed into open fermenters as whole berries with a 3-day cold soak. Plunged 3 x day for 9 days on skins then pressed off to complete malo-lactic ferment in barrel.
Vineyard Batches are kept separate until blending after 16 months of maturation.

Oak:
16 months in new & seasoned French oak.

Vintage: 2020
Region: McLaren Vale
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellaring: Drink from 2022 to 2030
Harvest Dates: 31st March – 11th April

Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.68
TA: 6.42

Vegan Friendly

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Customer Reviews

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Bob Dougherty
Protector Cab Sav 2020

I bought this wine to cellar for 3 or more years. It drinks well now but I just know it will age beautifully, if I can resist the urge to enjoy it sooner. If it ages as well as the 2013 and 2014 vintages it will be a knockout.

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Vic. Culbertson
Lovely drop

As good as any Cab Sav that I have had. Paired it with roast lamb. Great match.

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Customer
My favourite winter red!

So happy to find this wine! I struggle with drinking Cab Sav's and was hesitant to try this one in the cellar door. However, upon trying, found it to be incredible smooth and approachable.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    67%
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    33%
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    Bob Dougherty
    Protector Cab Sav 2020

    I bought this wine to cellar for 3 or more years. It drinks well now but I just know it will age beautifully, if I can resist the urge to enjoy it sooner. If it ages as well as the 2013 and 2014 vintages it will be a knockout.

    V
    Vic. Culbertson
    Lovely drop

    As good as any Cab Sav that I have had. Paired it with roast lamb. Great match.

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    Customer
    My favourite winter red!

    So happy to find this wine! I struggle with drinking Cab Sav's and was hesitant to try this one in the cellar door. However, upon trying, found it to be incredible smooth and approachable.