Granite Hill The Gordon Cabernet

Granite Hills The Gordon Cabernet 2010

Macedon Ranges, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14.5%

95 Points - James Halliday

Perched atop the spectacular boulder strewn slopes of the Great Dividing Range, midway between Mt Macedon and Heathcote, the Granite Hills vineyard lies at the interface of climates. Essentially cool due to an altitude of 550 metres, the warm and dry influence from Central Victoria, means the region is ideal for producing some outstanding quality wines.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the 2010 Granite Hills The Gordon is another flavoursome red wine brimming with ripe blackcurrant, dark chocolate and subtle spice. The impeccable structure and length of flavour make it another standout cool-climate Cabernet from Granite Hills.

"95 Points. 45% cabernet sauvignon, 30%, cabernet franc and 25% merlot (25%) sourced from a 39yo vineyard, this lovely and fragrant medium-bodied wine is soft and gentle on the palate, and while it's not going anywhere it will stay like this for some time yet. Drink By: 2022 Price: $35.00 Date Tasted: 03 Feb 2017 Alcohol: 14.5%" - James Halliday,

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Perched atop the spectacular boulder strewn slopes of the Great Dividing Range in Central Victoria, midway between Mt Macedon and Heathcote, on the Burke and Wills Track, the Granite Hills vineyard immediately gives you the impression of something quite special.

Suspended at the interface of climes, with an altitude of 550 Meters this site is essentially cool, particularly at night, yet with the advantage of being on the northern side of the Dividing Range, experiences a dry and warming influence from central Victoria.

With a reliable rainfall, freely drained soils and low disease pressure, it’s no mystery that this Estate is home to some very special wines, including one of Australia’s benchmark Rieslings as well as being heralded as the birthplace of peppery Shiraz. In fact, since the first plantings in 1970, Granite Hills has forged an enviable reputation as one of the countries most prized small family wineries by winning more than 400 awards from local and international shows.

Now approaching 40 years of pioneering Cool climate wines, the Knight family and dedicated staff, continue their pursuit through attentive vineyard management including hand pruning, hand picking and low yields, followed by an astute mix of modern and traditional winemaking techniques, to create wines with distinctive varietal and regional expression.
Macedon Ranges
This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Cabernet Franc (30%) Merlot (25%) made from hand harvested grapes grown on low-cropping 39-year-old vines, utilizing small pot fermentation, followed by maturation in French and American oak barrels for three years.

One of the best vintages in recent times, this wine leads with the ripe fragrance of Cabernet Franc followed by the deeper blackcurrant fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon and warm spicy cedar oak.

The palate is full and softly textured, with ripe berry fruit and chocolate flavours, framed by smooth mature tannins.

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