Specifications

2017 | Single Vineyard | 14% Alc | Screwcap closure | Vegan

2018 | Single Vineyard | 14% Alc | Screwcap closure | Vegan

2021 | Single Vineyard | 14.5% Alc | Screwcap closure | Vegan

MISS BRONTE CABERNET SAUVIGNON LIBRARY 6 PACK

$186.00

3 in stock

3 in stock

Our Cabernet Sauvignon style is created to be enjoyed on any day with a “y” in it. An easily approachable, yet variety-defining style for lovers of cabernet. Explore three different vintages, direct from our estate single vineyard in Eden Valley South Australia, demonstrating how the nuances of each growing year can play out in the bottle – and what difference a few extra years in the bottle does make.

$30 off – only until April 21st.

1 x 2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon 

Please note – the labels on these last 2017 bottles are damaged, but the wine inside is still perfecto!

93 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

93 | WineFolio – David Walker Bell

Silver | 2019 NZ Int’l Wine Show

Silver | 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Comp

1 x 2018 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver | 2021 London Wine Comp

Silver | 2020 San Francisco Int’l Wine Comp

92 Points | Winestate Magazine

4 x 2021 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Not yet reviewed

1 x 2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Unique aromatics for an Eden Cabernet; mocha, black cherry, white chocolate and only delicate leafiness. Showing colours like lush kalamata olives, this is a dark and broody Cabernet upon release. Vibrant flavours of ripe dark fruits are in charge here, black berry, black currant, with texture to match, settling into gentle white chocolate, raspberry, and liquorice appearing in cameo. Gripping cocoa infused tannins and tight acid all add to the complexity required to make our Cabernet style perfectly calibrated.

1 x 2018 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Inky dark red with crimson hues. A pungent core lift of blackcurrant, cracked black pepper, with dark chocolate and a splash of raspberry, is a truly impressive aromatic opening for this high country Eden Valley single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine continues in the same vein as a lean, elegant long distance runner of a palate, with granuley drying ‘humming’ tannins, underneath a runway strip of concentrated cassis and green peppercorns. Definitely one that will hold on for the longer journey.

4 x 2021 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Upon release, thanks to favourable seasonal conditions, our Cabernet shows off all the beautiful leafy aromas that we found in the vineyard during ripening, along with gentle mint and sage notes. Unmistakable ripe blackberry, rich black currant and cassis flavours dance across the palate, with herbal lacework woven in. Spectacular open-grained tannin, as expected, is defined by chocolate and soft cocoa to balance the flawless finish.

1 x 2017 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

93 Points | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit | This is beautifully styled and fruited, showing blackcurrant, spiced cherry, green olive and roasted nut aromas. The concentrated palate delivers juicy flavours with fine texture and polished tannins, making it sturdy and harmonious at the same time. At its best: now to 2030.” Tasted April 2022

93 Points | WineFolio – David Walker Bell | “Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 doesn’t disappoint. A savoury element to the aromas, with leather and graphite alongside a smoky ripe mulberry, cassis and mint. Still young – powerful and muscular. All ripe fruit upfront and with a solid tannin grip in the middle. A nice prickle of green herbs – nettle, chamomile and that eucalypt note again. The finish on the wine is strong, elongated and sweetening.” Tasted 2022

Silver Medal | 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

Silver Medal | 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

1 x 2018 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver | 2021 London Wine Competition

Silver | 2020 San Francisco International Wine Competition

92 Points | Winepilot, Ken Gargett | “From a single vineyard planted in 2012 in the Eden Valley, this is named after the family’s eldest granddaughter, Bronte. It has done extremely well in wine shows around the world. Cracking value for a wine which will easily sail through a decade in the cellar. Dark purple in colour; the aromas are a blend of cassis, plums, blackberries, dark chocolate, cigar box, spices and black olives. There is some oak evident but the integration is good and progressing well. Good balance and excellent length, right through to the firm but satiny tannins. Like most of the wines in this release, a highlight is good fruit focus. Drinking this now is fine, but it will age and improve over the next six to ten years.”

92 Points | Winestate Magazine – Eden Valley Regional Tasting

91 Points | James Suckling | This offers attractively ripe blueberry, blackcurrant, spiced-chocolate and raspberry aromas with fresh oak spice. The palate is succulent and fresh, yet fully ripe. Medium body. Elegantly focused and flavorful finish. Drink or hold.” July 2022

4 x 2021 Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon

Yet to be reviewed…

2017 Vintage Report

Barossa experienced a wetter than average 2016 winter and spring. This, combined with below average temperatures in December, January and February, resulted in a later harvest than we’d seen in many years – about four weeks later than in recent years, which is relatively ‘back to normal’. With the good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines were very healthy at vintage time, and the later harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for to produce high quality wines. Eden Valley’s 2017 vintage produced a lovely big crop for us and some quite outstanding red varieties.

2018 Vintage Report

The growing season in Eden Valley started off well, with winter 2017 rainfall up slightly higher than average. In spring, drier soils, combined with warmer than average spring days meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer rainfall for us was down on average. January and February were warm and dry, with some very warm temperatures in February. With the lower summer rainfall, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils, experienced less stress – and subsequently delivered sound fruit and consistent yields. These are all practices that Brockenchack invest heavily into. The Indian summer of March and early April was what some people are calling ‘the icing on the cake’, with average temperatures, without extremes. Overall a strong, healthy crop for us.

We commenced hand picking for the 2018 vintage on the 1st of March with our Pinot Noir the first grapes to come off the vine. Pinot Grigio and Riesling were then machine picked in the first week of March. Chardonnay and Rosé came off next around mid March. Shiraz harvesting commenced in the last week of March and continued through to the 11th of April with each tier being picked at different times. The last two to come off the vines were the Grenache on the 11th, and we wrapped it up with the Cabernet on the 12th of April – seeing out an amazing vintage for Brockenchack this year. We are delighted with the high-quality grapes and great yields that this vintage delivered. The colours and flavours in our reds are exciting and the high level of natural acids in our whites reflect our great Eden Valley characteristics. Standout varieties for our region this year include Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet. We are very excited for the release of these reds.

2021 Vintage Report

Winter rainfall in Eden was only 5% below average, with August being the wettest month for the winter period, filling our dams which we were oh so grateful for, because from November, dry conditions ensued. Growing season rainfall (Oct-Mar) was 20% below average with only February recording above average rainfall. Temperatures were relatively mild for much of the growing season, providing ideal conditions for growth and berry development. Flowering was uninterrupted this year, allowing good fruit set. Night-time temps during spring and summer were cooler than normal. These cooler nights are critical to, and the hallmark for, the quality of grapes and wines from our Eden Valley vineyard, allowing our vines time to rest, and allowing aromatic flavours, finesse and natural acidity to be maintained. The mild daytime conditions provided optimal ripening, allowing great fruit flavours to develop.

Whilst yields across the region varied depending on water supply, they were mostly higher than vintage 2020, which is the case with your 2021 crop. Quality is exceptional from our 2021 Eden Valley vintage. Whites are fine with amazing natural acid and intense flavours. Reds are flavourful and deeply coloured. A vintage for now, and for the long term.

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