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.
Decant prior to serving. This Cabernet Sauvignon works well with steaks and other grilled meats, roasts and hearty fare.
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
REGION: McLaren Vale
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cabernet
RESIDUAL SUGARS: 1.6 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.4 g/l
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