2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

 Cabernet Sauvignon Cheese Board

Victory Point Cabernet Sauvignon

A lifted fruit nose of blueberry and raspberry with concentrated blackcurrant with toasty mocha characters from the French oak.

The palate again shows concentrated blackcurrant fruit plus forest berries/black forest cake, dusty vanillin oak notes and firm structural tannins that will aid extended cellaring.

Reviews

James Halliday Wine Companion | 92 / 100

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (86%)/Malbec (10%)/Petit Verdot (4%) that spent 18 months in 30% new French oak which invested the wine with cedary characters on both the bouquet and medium-bodied palate; blackcurrant and spice flavours run through to the long finish.

The Wine Front | 93+ / 100

This release from Victory Point is labelled as cabernet sauvignon though it includes 10 percent Malbec and four percent Petit Verdot. It was aged for 18 months in French oak, 30 percent of which was new. And it’s in very fine fettle. It’s great to see a cabernet with a good strike of tannin. It tastes of blackcurrant and eucalypt, spicy oak and a mix of raisins and earth. Fruit-wise it’s well powered and it has excellent extension through the finish. This is an excellent red.

The West Australian Wine Guide | 93 / 100

Substantial red wine from this very good vintage. Shows the continued improvement from this Margaret River producer. Lots of powerful black fruits in here with blackcurrant and traces of black olive. The palate is loaded with ripe substantial tannins and plenty of oak which remains in balance.