Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

$40.00

♥ Organically grown
♥ Vegan Friendly
♥ Low in sulphur
♥ Dry wine
♥ No residual sugar

“The nose is leathery, earthy and tarry with fruit in the cassis spectrum. Silky smooth in the mouth with powerful oak characters sitting on top of an abundance of varietal fruit.” Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine 2018

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The Ambriel’s Gift vineyard sits behind our house in Coonawarra, and is grown at a tiny 1 tonne per acre (the average for Coonawarra is 3.5 – 4 tonnes). The grapes were grown with minimal intervention, with only 4 organic sprays for the season. No pesticides have been used in this vineyard for over 10 years.

No expense was spared to make the best wine possible: it was aged in fine grain French oak 300 litre Hogsheads for 26 months before bottling. It contains below organic levels of sulphur, and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

“Abstemious yields across an organic certified vineyard, have deemed apt concentration; the choice of well coopered French oak (18 months), detail, a fleck of cedar and focus. The fruit, ferrous and free-flowing, serves as a beam of blackcurrant, blueberry, graphite, olive and a potpourri of herb and leaf across the finish. The tannins are shapely and moreish; svelte for cabernet, and daubed in sage. The oak rises across the finish auguring for a long future ahead, yet there is nothing obtuse. This is exceptional Coonawarra.” Ned Goodwin (James Halliday), 2019

Our 2015 vintage was awarded:

  • 5 stars, Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine 2018
  • 94 points – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019
  • 95 points – James Halliday, 2019

Download tasting notes PDF – 2015 vintage
Download tasting notes PDF – 2014 vintage

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Critics Review: Award winning Coonawarra Cabernet

Our Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 vintage was awarded:

  • 5 stars, Equal Top In Category, Winestate Magazine 2018
  • 94 points – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019
  • 95 points – James Halliday, 2019

Our Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 vintage was awarded:
94 points – James Halliday “Estate-grown, matured in French oak (some obviously new) for 26 months, custom made, strongly branded bottles. Deeply coloured, the flavours range through cassis, choc mint and strong pencilly oak. The tannins are substantial due to small berries and bunches.”

Our Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 vintage was awarded:
93 points – James Halliday “A very low yield of 1t/acre, matured in French hogsheads for 19 months. A potent wine, cassis and mulberry fruit take pole position as the wine enters the mouth, but the tannin framework, almost inevitable given the low yield, remains very strong.”

Our Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 vintage was awarded:
• 94 points – James Halliday “Inky purple-crimson; an uninhibited, full-bodied Cabernet with layered and powerful blackcurrant fruit, oak and tannins all speaking from the same page.”
• GOLD Wine Showcase Magazine 94 points
• GOLD Melbourne International Wine Competition

Our Ambriel’s Gift, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 vintage was awarded:
• Gold AWC Vienna International Wine challenge 2013
• Gold Medal Royal Queensland 2012
• Silver NZ International 2012
• Silver International Wine Competition 2012
• Silver Rutherglen 2012
• Silver Perth Wine Show 2012

Additional information

Region

100% Coonawarra, South Australia

Variety

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol

14.5% Alc/Vol

Vineyard

Single vineyard – Ambriel's Gift Vineyard

Closure

Stelvin cap

Cellaring

Made to age, drink now until 2030.

Customer Reviews

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Sweet red fruit

Sweet red fruits with powerful tannins. Rated the 2006 Vintage

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V.U.
Lovely wine

lovely wine, Cool and wet yr made for slow ripening intense fruit 2 yrs French oak. 5 silver 1 gold 5*winestste. Rated the 2010 Vintage.

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Smooth tannins, soft texture

The fruit is coming from their best vineyard, strict yield control. 26 months in new French oak gives it a lovely bouquet- vanilla,blueberry jam, earthy. Rusty hue. Dry,medium body, well balanced. Smooth tannins, soft texture. Oak is evident, mocha, blueberry. Long finish. Rated the 2014 Vintage.

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N.C.
Smooth velvet red

Smooth velvet red, strong oak flavours, dry and not a lot of tannins. Rated the 2013 Vintage

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C.M.
Powerful and beautiful

Such a powerful beautiful wine. Lots of tannins in this still, save it for a few years. So happy I still got another 6