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Kay Brothers Cuthbert Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


A medium bodied style, this wine displays flavors of blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and dried thyme. Juicy elegant tannins contribute to the distinct varietal fruit flavours. Lengths and persistence are key elements to this vintage. Bottled in August 2013, this wine will continue to develop for many years with careful cellaring.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The 2012 vintage Cuthbert Cabernet is the 5th release of this commemorative wine. Harvested on March 9, 2012, the grapes were traditionally processed (open-fermented and basket pressed) with extended post fermentation maceration. The wine was then matured for 18 months in new French and Bulgarian barriques.

Serving Hints

Decant prior to serving. This Cabernet Sauvignon works well with steaks and other grilled meats, roasts and hearty fare.

Interesting Facts

Cuthbert “Cud” Kay, the eldest son of Herbert Kay, was born at Amery on the 16th June 1914, 24 years after Herbert & his brother Frederick founded the Kay Brothers Vineyards & Winery. Apart from service in the army during the Second World War, and spending most Sundays on the golf course, Cud’s life was devoted to making rich, full-bodied Amery red wines – the style he always enjoyed.

PRODUCER: Kay Brothers
COUNTRY: Australia
REGION: McLaren Vale
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet
PH: 3.64
ALCOHOL: 14.5%

Press Highlights

2012: 95 Pts - James Halliday - The Australian Wine Companion, July 2015
2012: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Feb 2017
2012: 92 Pts - Vinous, Mar 2016
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate, #220, Aug. 2015
2011: 95 Pts – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, July 26, 2014
2011:  90+ Pts - Wine Advocate
2010: 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 2015
2010: 93 Pts - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion
2008: 94 Pts - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companian

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