Sauvignon has been grown in the Hunter Valley for over one hundred years. It is a difficult grape to grow in this region as the early rains, and extreme heat makes some vintages a real challenge. But when the vintage is kind, we can turn out some wonderfully full-bodied savory wines. 2018 was one of those years. It is a late riper and is the last variety to be picked.
The 2018 CEO Cabernet Sauvignon produces delicious plum and blackcurrant flavors. It comes with big fruit and typical vibrant Cabernet tannins. It has a touch of mint and those toasty characters from 16 months of maturation in French oak barrels. A wine of character and fines.
Halliday Wine Companion Rating: 93pts
"A well-positioned dry red for the table. Vibrant, mid weighted and versatile, by reckoning of its classical tannic composure and freshness. Not as stiff-upper-lipped as cabernet, but offering more savoury gristle and welcome restraint than shiraz. Succulent red fruits, a smattering of herb and well-nestled oak. Acidity, clearly an obsession here, a bit shrill. Good drinking for now." - Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Food Match: Enjoy with your full-flavored stews and casseroles.
Cellaring: Drink now or up to 8 years
Alcohol Content: 14%
Shipping: within Singapore only