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Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace 1989

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

From what is widely regarded as a crappy vintage comes this surprisingly appealing wine that speaks more of Diamond creek than the crappy vintage. Lightly gamy on the nose with some nice iron tones and deeply spicy earth tones that translate to a lean, focused palate presence with lots of leathery tones but nice dark, dried cherry fruit and tea notes as well. Neither a power house nor a sweetly fruited wine but rather a wine built on Bordelais sensibilities. 89pts

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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 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,258
4.00 5
06/01/2009

From what is widely regarded as a crappy vintage comes this surprisingly appealing wine that speaks more of Diamond creek than the crappy vintage. Lightly gamy on the nose with some nice iron tones and deeply spicy earth tones that translate to a lean, focused palate presence with lots of leathery tones but nice dark, dried cherry fruit and tea notes as well. Neither a power house nor a sweetly fruited wine but rather a wine built on Bordelais sensibilities. 89pts


External Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/20/2009

Tough and tannic, with concentrated red cherry, red currant and black pepper aromas and flavors that persist into a long finish. The fruit emerges through the tannins, suggesting that after cellaring this will be at its best. Best after 1997. Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1989 Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace 750ml



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