Freycinet Estate Cabernet Merlot 2016 - “94 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021”

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Freycinet Estate Cabernet Merlot 2016 - “94 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021”

94 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2021

Fully ripened Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) and Merlot (45%) has produced a full bodied style with plenty of cool climate charm and elegance. The vibrant palate is firm but elegant featuring liqueur cherries and plum fruits with some sweet oak/cedar characters derived from 18 months maturation in French oak casks. The finish is long and savoury, driven by trademark Cabernet tannins. The fruit sweetness and tight knit structure of the wine makes it a perfect partner to robust strong flavoured dishes and cheeses. Decanting and allowing the wine to breathe is recommended to bring out extra nuances of flavour and complexity.  Beautiful cigar box perfume and smoothness will develop with cellaring over 10 to 20 years in a good cellar.

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Product Details

East Coast
750ml
14.0%
Full Bodied
Lindy Bull & Claudio Radenti
Freycinet Vineyard

Tasmanian born Claudio Radenti's interest in wine came about at an early age from helping his father who like many Italians made wine annually for the family. Claudio fondly recalls, when aged just 6, turning the grape crusher handle for his dad. Winemaking became a hobby which then developed into a career. After graduating as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology from Roseworthy Agricultural College SA in 1982, Claudio carried out vintages at Pipers Brook Vineyard (Tas) and Tyrrells (NSW), followed by 6 years at Cassegrain Wines (NSW). Winemaking at Cassegrain’s also involved overseeing contract work in Coonawarra, Mildura and Griffith.

Claudio worked the 1987 and 1989 vintages in Bordeaux and travelled to various wine regions in France and Italy. Claudio was senior winemaker at Goundrey Wines (WA) in 1990 and 1991 which is where he met his life partner Lindy Bull. In 1992, Claudio returned to his home state to be with Lindy at her family's Freycinet Vineyard.

Lindy's interest in winemaking developed from helping her mother and father Geoff and Susan Bull establish Freycinet Vineyard. Lindy graduated as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1989 and in doing so, she became the first Tasmanian female to graduate as a winemaker.

Her work experience included vintages in Clare Valley (SA), New Zealand and France, as well as winemaking at Goundrey Wines followed by spending the years since 1992 at the family vineyard and winery.


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Tasmanian born Claudio Radenti's interest in wine came about at an early age from helping his father who like many Italians made wine annually for the family. Claudio fondly recalls, when aged just 6, turning the grape crusher handle for his dad. Winemaking became a hobby which then developed into a career. After graduating as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology from Roseworthy Agricultural College SA in 1982, Claudio carried out vintages at Pipers Brook Vineyard (Tas) and Tyrrells (NSW), followed by 6 years at Cassegrain Wines (NSW). Winemaking at Cassegrain’s also involved overseeing contract work in Coonawarra, Mildura and Griffith.

Claudio worked the 1987 and 1989 vintages in Bordeaux and travelled to various wine regions in France and Italy. Claudio was senior winemaker at Goundrey Wines (WA) in 1990 and 1991 which is where he met his life partner Lindy Bull. In 1992, Claudio returned to his home state to be with Lindy at her family's Freycinet Vineyard.

Lindy's interest in winemaking developed from helping her mother and father Geoff and Susan Bull establish Freycinet Vineyard. Lindy graduated as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology from Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1989 and in doing so, she became the first Tasmanian female to graduate as a winemaker.

Her work experience included vintages in Clare Valley (SA), New Zealand and France, as well as winemaking at Goundrey Wines followed by spending the years since 1992 at the family vineyard and winery.

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