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Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Intense copper hue with a light garnet ring surrounding what seems to be a dense and well-knit nose of cinnamon and clove. A fine example of delicacy co-existing with intensity. Light tannins give just enough grip to the Bordeaux flavors and warm tobacco structure.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

External Reviews for Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Intense copper hue with a light garnet ring surrounding what seems to be a dense and well-knit nose of cinnamon and clove. A fine example of delicacy co-existing with intensity. Light tannins give just enough grip to the Bordeaux flavors and warm tobacco structure.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dark red-ruby. Blackberry, tart cherry and loam on the nose. Gamey on entry, then less sweet and concentrated than the first two wines. I don't get much sweetness or texture here. Closed today, with acidity showing. Seems less ripe and drier in the mouth - or is this simply too young?


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This weighty quaff will tyrannize and persuade you, all at the same time. Percolating with truffles, cedar and eucalyptus, some soft tannin that finish with a full bodied, bold richness and glycerine. Offering a smoky, chocolaty, unrelenting ending


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Firm and tightly structured at this stage, giving just a peek at its dense, rich core of earthy currant, anise, mineral and berry flavors before the tannins weigh in and wrap up the finish. Cellaring into 2002 is recommended, and it should easily age into 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Serves up a modest array of spice, cedar and berry notes, then more flavors of currant and anise work their way to the forefront to add more depth and complexity. Finishes with soft, fleshy tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Intense and deeply concentrated with an abundance of ripe, rich, lively currant, black cherry and chocolately Cabernet flavors. Impeccable balance and length. Best form 2004 through 2012. Better than when tasted upon release, last year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Tight, complex and backward, with grape, currant and berry-laced flavors, and firm tannins on the finish. Hold off until 2004 to 2006.


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