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Beelgara Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Beelgara Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Beelgara Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Beelgara

Agent: DB Wine & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Tarry, toasty oak on the nose and palate from generous oak aging. Black, brooding fleshy plums and berries. Finishes with cassis, violets, smoke, vanilla spice and oak. Smooth tannins. Pair with roast beef.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: beef.

Best Beef Wine

This Beelgara Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on February 8, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2010  2010 

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark fruit, plum, cedar, scorched earth on the nose. Stewed dark fruit, smoke, and herbs on the palate. Very flavorful. Ideal with beef brisket. Tasted January 2016. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Medium-bodied; medium acidity; polishing tannins. Initial earthiness on the nose opening up to plum, cassis, anise, blackcurrant leaf, smoldering ashes, floral and spices.Repeated on the palate. Solid price performer at $18. Enjoyable. Perfect for Canadian comfort food such as hearty beef stew, chili, tortiere.
Tasted: January 2016
This is the winery's Black Label series. This full-bodied Australian Cabernet Sauvignon is made in the Mount Lofty ranges nestled in the Clare Valley known for blockbuster red wines. Lots of cassis, toasty oak, licorice and vanilla spice on the nose and palate. As one of the oldest wine regions in South Australia, the Clare Valley vineyards are planted at higher elevations than those in the Barossa Valley, and therefore they benefit from cooler temperatures and slower ripening which is ideal for Riesling, Shiraz and the 2012 vintage of the Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon. Firm tannins. - Community Wine Reviews

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