The Punt Road Cabernet Sauvignon is a typically elegant Yarra Cabernet. The nose shows cassis and blackberry aromas with subtle cedary oak and the palate has a silky mouthfeel with sweet berry flavours and a lovely lingering finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the outstanding Napoleone Vineyard in Coldstream – a mature vineyard that traditionally produces small crops of concentrated fruit. Small parcels were also selected from growers throughout the Yarra Valley.
The palate is rich with savoury varietal flavours and finishes with fine powdery tannins and subtle charry oak. Bottled under a screw cap closure this wine will reward cellaring for 10 years and beyond.
In the 1850’s Punt Road was a quiet dirt road that met the Yarra River on the outskirts of a new settlement, Melbourne. The road was surrounded by some of the first commercial vineyards in Victoria, and was linked across the river by a punt, which would ferry people and goods to the other side. Punt Road remains today in the heart of cosmopolitan Melbourne. A bridge now stands where the punt once was, and the vineyards have been re-established throughout the Yarra Valley, where the grapes for this wine are grown today. This year has seen the release of a duo of 100% ‘whole bunch’ wines, under the name ‘Chemin’ – a 2010 Syrah and 2010 Pinot Noir. Both offer a fantastic insight into what a brilliant winemaker Kate Goodman really is. Check them out for sure before they’re all gone!