Tasting Notes - Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO 392013 Cab Sav
Colour - Very intense deep rich red.
Nose - Powerful, rich intense chocolate/eucalypt/mint with balanced French oak in the background.
Palate - Extremely rich and powerful chocolate/mint with great depth and intensity. A very “long” palate with excellent French oak complexity.

2012 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO 38
Colour - Intense deep red.
Nose - Extremely powerful lifted chocolate/eucalypt/mint with very well balanced French oak in the background.
Palate - The characters on the nose carry through to the palate with great intensity. A big, rich and round palate with excellent French oak balance and soft tannin finish.
A classic John’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon!!

2011 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON
No grapes crushed for the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon due to the extremely bad weather conditions that occurred during the grape harvest (vintage) – so no wine processed.

2010 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO.37
Colour - Intense deep red.
Nose - Rich and very intense eucalypt/mint with balanced French oak.
Palate - A rich full bodied red showing classic Langhorne Creek eucalypt/mint, with balanced integrated French oak. A relatively “soft” palate with supportive fine tannin finish.

2009 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO.36
Colour - Intense deep red.
Nose - Powerful eucalypt mint and chocolate supported by integrated French oak.
Palate - A rich, medium to full bodied wine with a solid tannin structure. Great length of flavour. Showing typical Langhorne Creek eucalypt and mint with balanced integrated oak.

2008 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO.35
Colour - Intense deep red.
Nose - Powerful, rich with earthy overtones. Rich Cabernet fruit supported by integrated French oak.
Palate - A very rich full bodied wine, showing classic Langhorne Creek chocolate and eucalypt.  Incredible length of flavour with soft balanced tannin structure.

2007 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO.34
Colour - Deep red with some purple hues.
Nose - A classic Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, rich eucalypt/mint typical of the region.
Palate - Full bodied, showing incredible length of flavour, firm but balanced tannins with the classic Langhorne Creek eucalypt/mint evident. Very rich and youthful, the influence of French oak maturation will certainly ensure longevity of the wine.

2006 JOHN'S BLEND - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - NO.33
Colour - Intense deep red.
Nose - Very powerful, rich and intense chocolate and eucalypt with integrated oak.
Palate - A full bodied style of intense flavors and complexity. An exceptional rich palate of chocolate/eucalypt with a firm tannin structure. A classic Langhorne Creek     
Cabernet Sauvignon which has the potential to age at least 15 years from date of bottling (September 2009).

2005 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – NO.32
Colour - Intense deep crimson red.
Nose - Powerful Cabernet nose showing the intense eucalypt characters of the Langhorne Creek area. This fruit intensity supported by well integrated oak.
Palate - Medium bodied with exceptional fruit intensity, rich flavour integrated with oak.
This wine will certainly develop more complexity with bottle age.

2004 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – No.31
Colour – Deep red with some purple hues.
Nose – Very complex, showing powerful Langhorne Creek eucalypt and French oak development.
Palate – Full bodied and displaying chocolate and eucalypt flavours. Soft, rich with firm yet fine tannin structure. This wine will bottle age very well for at least 10-12 years.

2003 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – No.30
Colour – Deep Red.
Nose – Rich, powerful eucalypt/mint showing complex oak development.
Palate – Full bodied, rich, flavoursome and soft. Displaying typical Langhorne Creek fruit generosity. Will certainly benefit with extended bottling age – say 8 years plus.

2002 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – No.29
Colour – Intense red with some purple hues.
Nose – Powerful eucalypt/mint. A rich intense nose with complex oak. Palate – A full bodied wine with intense flavour. Rich and soft palate, it will certainly benefit with extended bottling age – say 10 years plus.

2001 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – No.28
Deep red, with powerful complex eucalypt/chocolate nose.
Intensely flavoured, complex and full bodied, displaying typical Langhorne Creek eucalypt/mint characters with well-balanced oak flavour completing the fine tannin structure.
This wine will continue to benefit with further bottle maturation - excess of 10 years to peak.

2000 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON - No.27
Deep red colour with powerful chocolate/eucalypt nose.
A rich full flavoursome palate showing classic Langhorne Creek eucalypt/mint with fine tannins, balance with vanillin oak overtones.
While very approachable now, this wine will certainly benefit from further bottle maturation - 10 years to peak.

1999 JOHN’S BLEND – CABERNET SAUVIGNON - No.26
Intense Red / purple in colour with a very powerful eucalypt / mint nose. Rich and youthful palate. A full bodied red with firm tannins, a very long, lingering flavour of oak combined with the classic Langhorne Creek eucalypt and mint. At present quite tight and will certainly benefit from extended bottled maturation - 15 years plus.