Maverick Ahrens Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
Maverick Wines tends 75 acres of vineyards spread through the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Many are well over 100 years’ old with some dating back as far as the 1840s. Their winery is Certified Biodynamic and all of their vineyards are either Certified Biodynamic or biodynamic in practice. Dry farming plays a huge part in their grape growing as well, promoting incredible concentration of flavour. Everything is hand harvested and only their own fruit is used. It’s no surprise that they’ve attained a Five Star Red rating from James Halliday.
This cabernet is sourced from the Ahrens Creek vineyard in Vine Vale, one that was originally planted in the 1840s. Sam Kim’s review below succinctly sums up the overflowing charm of this incredible wine.
“The wine combines structure with finesse, fruit purity with enticing complexity, showing cassis, sweet plum, subtle tobacco and roasted hazelnut characters on the nose. It's wonderfully weighted and robust on the palate, delivering layers of fine texture backed by loads of polished tannins, leading to a gorgeously harmonious, engaging finish. At its best: 2024 to 2040.”
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'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.