With its ripe, full, and well-rounded palate structure, this exquisite Zilzie Platinum Edition Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a harmonious balance of regional characteristics. Notes of blackcurrant and plum, characteristic of the region, create a delightful interplay. Whether enjoyed now or allowed to mature through cellaring, this wine offers a delicious and rewarding experience.
Deep brick red.
Red and blackcurrant balanced with spicy spearmint and oak.
A palate ripe and full in structure, where the balance of menthol and mint intertwines seamlessly with the richness of ripe blackcurrant and plum. Supported by mature and rounded tannins, this wine holds the promise of graceful aging.
Slow cooked beef cheek with a creamy herbed mash potato or a selection of ripe cheese.
Premium parcels of McLaren Vale fruit were carefully selected and picked over a two-week period to optimise varietal flavour. Subsequently, following the meticulous harvesting, the juice underwent warm fermentation on skins for eight days before being delicately pressed into stainless steel. The resulting wine underwent both malolactic fermentation and maturation, nurturing its potential within medium to tight-grained French oak. This deliberate oak choice not only adds length and toast, but also beautifully complements the ripe regional McLaren style, creating a harmonious and distinctive expression.
– Wine Orbit 2021 – 5 Stars – 93 Points | 2019 Platinum Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
– Halliday Wine Companion 2022 – 91 Points | 2019 Platinum Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
– China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Double Gold Medal | 2019 Platinum Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
– International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 – Silver Medal – 91 Points | 2019 Platinum Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
– Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2022 – Silver Medal | 2019 Platinum Edition Cabernet Sauvignon
Nestled just 45 minutes from Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale comes alive as a vibrant wine-producing region. Its close proximity to the coast imparts a unique and unmistakable cooling effect, fostering significant meso-climate variation. The intricate dance between exposure to or protection from the ocean’s influence stands as a pivotal factor in determining the triumph of varietals planted in these soils. Embracing low summer rainfall, McLaren Vale flourishes as a paramount destination for crafting the finest Cabernet Sauvignon. This grape variety, in particular, thrives within cooler sites and during temperate vintages, magnifying its inherent full-bodied nature accompanied by the soft embrace of ripe tannins. Its character is punctuated by the timeless aromas and flavours of blackcurrant and blackberry.