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Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Wine Review

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Robert Oatley Vineyards James Oatley Tic Tok Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Pemberton, Frankland River, Mudgee, Australia

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Price: $15.95

Drink: 2010-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Robert Oatley Vineyards

Agent: Epic Wines and Spirits Inc.

More Vintages: 2012  2009 

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 118448
  • $9.00 
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  • AGLC
  • 738052

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With interests spanning winemaking, agriculture, yachting and more recently tourism, the Oatleys are more than just wine producers. The first two Australian generations were clockmakers. Bob Oatley’s heritage begins in the early days of Australia’s settlement, when his great, great grandfather James was banished for life from England to the penal colony of Sydney. Thankfully James’ clock making talents were soon recognized and he became the colony’s most highly regarded clock and watch maker.

From the Oatley family vineyards in Mudgee comes a wine style reflecting old world wine influences as well as contemporary international tastes. It’s the beginning of a second Australian wine renaissance grounded in a sense of place and tradition, led by the vision of Australia’s first wine statesman.

Bob Oatley and his family are once again playing a key role in setting a new direction for Australian wine. Focused on creating wines with flavours that instil a lasting impression, James Oatley TIC TOK reinterprets the Aussie style with the subtlety required for today’s culinary fare.

“We’ve crafted James Oatley TIC TOK in tribute to my great-great grandfather,” says Bob Oatley, “and I am thrilled that the label was designed by my grandson James, yet another of my grandchildren who’ve joined the business.”
TIC TOK Cabernet is another ground-breaking cross-continent blend of premium cabernet grapes grown in Mudgee NSW (60%) and Frankland WA (40%), fermented at cool to moderate temperatures to capture the varietal notes. Individual parcels were matured in a combination of one and two year old French oak barrels prior to final blending.
This wine leads the new wave of Australian cabernets that highlight the bright ripe cherry, blackcurrant and leafy notes of the variety. Generous ‘forest fruits’ – ripe red berries to the fore, layered yet soft tannins and a lovely crisp, fresh finish that leaves you wanting for more.
James Halliday rated this wine 88 points in his 2011 Australian Wine Companion.

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