Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

96 Points – The Real Review

“Deep and brilliant purple-red colour; there are superbly ripe and concentrated cassis and blackberry aromas and stylish oak; the palate echoing these attributes with deliciously ripe berry cabernet flavours, concentrated and deep, with a beautifully balanced backing of fine-grained tannins. Glorious richness, flavour and perfect ripeness. A benchmark cabernet and an absolute gift at this price”    by Houn Hooke

Gold Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2023

For information regarding previous vintages please contact the winery on info@foresterestate.com.au
Vintage
2022
Grape Variety 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Oak maturation 16 months – 28% new, 72% two and three year old French oak barriques
Alcohol 14.0% Alc/Vol
Release date September 2023
Colour
Deep red with purple hue.
Aroma
Clean and fragrant, showing great purity and concentration. The wine opens with blackberry, cassis, gravel dust, bay leaf, cocoa and fine cedar oak.
Palate Full and dense with fine powdery tannin. There are flavours of cassis, bay leaf, blackberry, cocoa, gravel dust and cedar oak. A powerful wine, decanting recommended.
Food matches Traditional roast lamb with rosemary.
Peak drinking
Drinking well now but will develop further in the bottle through until 2034. The wine will benefit from decanting before drinking.

Viticulture

Picked from a selection of super premium cabernet vineyards at our disposal including a portion of open lyre trellis. As always, meticulous management of bud numbers and shoot thinning ensure a balanced canopy to ripen the crop. The vines grow in the well regarded gravelly/granite soils of Northern Margaret River and are allowed to reach full ripeness before harvesting. The 2022 growing season was warm and dry which allowed us to harvest grapes with ripe fruit characters and tannins. Our best Cabernet blocks were harvested between the 31st of March and the 5th of April.

Winemaking

The fruit was harvested in the morning, delivered to the winery and was processed straight away on receival. Fermentation was controlled at 25-29 degrees Celsius in our small open fermenters with heading down boards. Extraction was achieved by daily draining of the wine away from the skins and returning back over the top, with fermentation and maceration times varying from 7 to 30 days. The wine was then pressed to a blend of new and older French oak barriques to complete malo – lactic fermentation.

Storage / Bottling

Maturation lasted 15 months before the wine was bottled in July 2023. Bottled under screw cap to ensure the wine retains its varietal and regional integrity for longer.

Awards & Achievements

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River Wine Show 2023 | GOLD
The Real Review, Houn Hooke | 5 Stars, 96 points
James Halliday Wine Companion  | 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine 2023 | GOLD 93 points
International Wine & Spirit Comp 2023 | Silver
James Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2023 | Silver
Wine Show of Western Australia 2023 | Silver
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2023 | Bronze
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2023 | Bronze
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2023 | Bronze

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon

Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 | Silver – 90 points
Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2023 | 93 points
London International Wine Challenge 2023 | Bronze

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2022 James Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge – TROPHY WINNER 
2022 James Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge – TOP GOLD – Best Of Region- Margaret River – 97 points 
Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2022 | GOLD
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2022 | GOLD
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2022 | GOLD
Australian Small Wine Makers Show 2022 | GOLD
Royal Queensland Wine Awards 2022 | Silver
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2022 | Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 | Silver
National Wine Show of Australia 2022 | Bronze 92 points
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2022 | Bronze
Margaret River Wine Show 2022 | Bronze
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2022 | Bronze

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 | Silver
Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2021 | Silver 92 points
London International Wine Challenge 2021 | Bronze
Margaret River Wine Show 2021 | Bronze
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2021 | Bronze
Australian Small Winemakers Show 2021 | Bronze
Sydney Royal Wine Awards 2021 | Bronze
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2019 | Bronze

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday Wine Companion  | 92 Points
Wine Show of Western Australia 2020 | Silver
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2020 | Silver
Winestate Magazine, Best of Varietal | 4 Stars

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday Wine Companion  | 91 Points
Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 | Gold
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2019 | Gold
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2019 | Silver
International Wine & Spirits Comp 2019 | Silver
London International Wine Challenge 2019 | Bronze
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2019 | Bronze
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2019 | Bronze

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday Wine Companion  | 93 Points
Sydney Int Wine Competition 2019 – | BLUE GOLD
Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2018 | Gold
International Wine & Spirits Comp 2018 | Silver Outstanding
Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018 | Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 | Silver
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2017 | Silver
Margaret River Wine Show 2017 | Silver
Winestate Magazine, Best of the West | 4.5 Stars
Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2017 | Bronze
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 | Bronze

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday Wine Companion  | 94 Points
BLUE GOLD – Sydney Int Wine Competition 2018
95 Points – Ray Jordan West Australian Wine Guide 2018
Silver – Wine Show of Western Australia 2017
Bronze – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
Bronze – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2017
Bronze – London International Wine Challenge 2017
Bronze – Royal Perth Wine Show 2017

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

TROPHY CHAMPION RED WINE  Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
TROPHY  – CHAMPION VITICULTURIST Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
BLUE GOLD – Sydney Int Wine Competition 2016
TOP 100 – Sydney Int Wine Competition 2016
James Halliday Wine Companion  | 95 Points
GOLD -Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
GOLD – Halliday Cabernet Challenge 2016
GOLD – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
GOLD – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016
GOLD – National Wine Show of Australia 2016
GOLD – Margaret River Wine Show 2016
GOLD – London International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016
Silver – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday Wine Companion  | 96 Points

Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
Bronze Medal – International Wine Challenge 2015
Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
94 Points – Wine Showcase Magazine 2015

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

James Halliday Wine Companion  | (Top Cellaring Selection) – 96 Points
4 Stars – Winestate Magazine, September 2014
Silver Medal – Margaret River Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2014
Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2014