2009 James Oatley TIC TOK Cabernet Sauvignon, Mudgee & Franklin RiverBC +118448 $17.99 Specialty Available
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|Primary Grape:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Total Acidity:||5.91 g/l|
Robert Oatley Vineyards marks Bob Oatley’s return to the winemaking business. The winemaking company began in 2006, evolving from seven of the family’s existing vineyard sites in Mudgee – properties that had been retained since the sale of Rosemount Estate.
Bob Oatley’s homestead and home-block vineyard in Mudgee adjoin the historic Montrose property, comprising a superb vineyard and the region’s largest winery, which was purchased in 2006 to serve as the fa...
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This wine leads the new wave of Australian cabernets that highlight the bright ripe cherry, blackcurrant and leafy notes of the variety. Generous ‘forest fruits’ – ripe red berries to the fore, layered yet soft tannins and a lovely crisp, fresh finish that leaves you wanting for more. We suggest you pair this cabernet when serving firm cheeses such as cheddar or reggiano or with a meaty main course like grilled lamb, veal marsala or beef with mushroom sauce.
Another ground-breaking cross-continent blend of premium cabernet grapes grown in Mudgee NSW (66%) and Frankland WA (28%), fermented at cool to moderate temperatures to capture the varietal notes. Individual parcels were matured in a combination of one and two year old French oak barrels prior to final blending.
“James Oatley, the ancestor of winemaker Robert Oatley, arrived in Australia in 1815. Tic Tok honours James and alludes to his clockmaking skills. The wine is 100% cabernet sauvignon and shows aromas of cedar, cherry, spice, cassis and licorice. There are touches of mint and a little alcohol heat. The palate shows ripe fruit and good overall structure, with expected flavours. You can’t beat the price-to-quality ratio. An excellent buy. Tom Firth ” April 201288 Points Wine Align
“This is not a typical Aussie cabernet. It comes from two relatively cool areas and is a little lean but is well balanced and has matured nicely since I last tasted a year ago. The nose shows black cherry and cranberry fruit with subtle oak spice and a hint of tobacco. It is midweight with very good length and some nice finely divided tannin. Another year in the bottle will add to complexity. Best 2013 to 2016. Last tasted May 2012. ” 201288 Points Natalie MacLean
“Lovely nose of dark, fleshy blackberries, smoke and a hint of mint. Good, balanced acidity for food. Smooth and full-bodied. Food matches: pasta with tomato sauce, sauces with mushrooms, BBQ beef, stews, braised meats and poultry, salami. ” March 2011Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
“There is an easy drinkability to this juicy red that literally melts into your palate. It’s not terribly complicated or dense but it is fun. The mix of Mudgee and Franklin River fruit is cool and more red than black. Try this with a meat pasta dish or your favourite charcuterie dish. ” January 2013