Diamond Creek Volcanic 2002

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

If slightly chocolaty and a touch riper in overall character than either of its two siblings, this big, mouthfilling working still has more than enough fruit going for it, and its slightly stark tannins are countered by an unmistakable sense of incip... Connoisseurs Guide. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml

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Diamond Creek Vineyards:
Established in 1997, Diamond Creek Estate is an award winning family owned and operated vineyard and olive grove. Diamond Creek Estate is situated on the northern slopes of Mittagong, around 120 kms south of Sydney, in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The property for many years was dairy country, enjoys rich basalt soil, northern sun and although at an altitude of 680 metres... Read more
Established in 1997, Diamond Creek Estate is an award winning family owned and operated vineyard and olive grove. Diamond Creek Estate is situated on the northern slopes of Mittagong, around 120 kms south of Sydney, in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The property for many years was dairy country, enjoys rich basalt soil, northern sun and although at an altitude of 680 metres, it has an unique topography, which leaves it relatively immune from frost. This creates an ideal microclimate for cultivating premium quality, cool climate wine grapes and the finest olives for extra virgin olive oil. The vineyard occupies around 15 acres and a similar area is dedicated to olive trees. The vines are subject to intensive management for improvement, hand pruned and leaf-plucked as required. They are personally tended, cropped for optimised yields to produce premium quality cool climate wine grapes. Diamond Creek Estate Wines are produced only from estate grown grapes. The region, although the newest recognized geographical indication, is fast being acknowledged as a premium cool climate area and this is consistent with our objective to produce first class wines that will compete with any in Australia and overseas. Read less
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External Reviews for Diamond Creek Volcanic

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/26/2013

If slightly chocolaty and a touch riper in overall character than either of its two siblings, this big, mouthfilling working still has more than enough fruit going for it, and its slightly stark tannins are countered by an unmistakable sense of incip... Connoisseurs Guide. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
12/03/2010

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill (also the 30th anniversary cuvee of this 8 acre vineyard) reveals a saturated purple color as well as an explosive bouquet that is almost medieval in its black currant notes intermixed with distinctive spicy, earthy, smoky characteristics. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with low acidity, ripe fruit, and a dense, layered, impressive personality, it is more backward than the Gravelly Meadow, less elegant but more powerful and concentrated. Its elegance will take longer to emerge, but it should certainly be there. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/05/2013

Dark, rich and chocolaty, with a dense, compact, concentrated core of earthy currant, sage and wild berry. Mouthcoating tannins persist on the palate. Definitely needs time. Best from 2008 through 2016. 573 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill 750ml



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