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Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Gravelly Meadow 1981

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This really evolved well from it's initial showing of rusty mineral, faded floral and soft black olive tones to a fresh, sweet nose of black currant, cigar box and briary notes with a lovely accent of eucalyptus. In the mouth his remained lean but was wonderfully fresh with a clean, brisk feel and fine focus. Green herb and green tobacco notes help define the zesty red currant fruits. 12.5% alcohol and brilliant! This perfectly exhibits why I prefer these older California Cabernet to Bordeaux, ignoring for the moment the crazy price differential. This is perhaps a bit simple but it remains fresh, brilliantly balanced, and simply a joy to drink. 2009-2015 94pts.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Gravelly Meadow

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
01/26/2009

This really evolved well from it's initial showing of rusty mineral, faded floral and soft black olive tones to a fresh, sweet nose of black currant, cigar box and briary notes with a lovely accent of eucalyptus. In the mouth his remained lean but was wonderfully fresh with a clean, brisk feel and fine focus. Green herb and green tobacco notes help define the zesty red currant fruits. 12.5% alcohol and brilliant! This perfectly exhibits why I prefer these older California Cabernet to Bordeaux, ignoring for the moment the crazy price differential. This is perhaps a bit simple but it remains fresh, brilliantly balanced, and simply a joy to drink. 2009-2015 94pts.

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