Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

"25 Great Reds Under $30" - James Halliday

Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2018, Clare Valley Australia
  • Listed in "25 Great Reds Under $30" (James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine 2020)
  • Double Gold, 96/100 (Melbourne Int'l Wine Comp), "50 Great Reds & 25 Great Reds Under $30" ((James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine 2020), "Top 100 Reds The Best of the Best" (Ray Jordan, The West Australian)
  • Very limited stocks allocated to the NZ market, this is a red they're all scrambling to get their mits on!
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    RRP $21.99


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    We are super stoked to be able to lay our hands on a very limited shipment of this 2018 vintage Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Why? Well, it did win Double Gold and 96/100 at the Melbourne Int’l Wine Competition (Double Gold means every judge awarded it a Gold medal score). And it did also win the Trophy for Champion Clare Valley Cabernet Winery of the Year. And it made critic Ray Jordan’s “Top 100 Reds The Best of the Best” list.

    But what got everyone in wine circles across the ditch all up off their seats was a stunning appearance in the 2020 James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine’s “50 Great Reds” list. And even better, an appearance in the “25 Great Reds Under $30”. Now read that again…and check the price!

    James Halliday and Campbell Mattinson are two of the best known Aussie wine critics. Each year they compile a list of 50 wines that have caught the eye, and this was one of ’em. When these boys drop a wine in that kind of list, you sit up and take note…

    “We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: cabernet is the value kind. This Clare Valley version floods your mouth with blackberried flavour and then gives it an extra plush via chocolate and sweet spice notes. It’s an uncomplicated in a good way. It rolls up its sleeves and gets down to the noble art of delivering pleasure.”

    Every man and his dog wants to lay their mits on this highly prized, highly recommended Clare Valley red. And we can tell you one thing for sure, with big demand across the ditch there’s bugger all available of it here in NZ.

    Don’t muck about with a bottle or two to try, it’ll be gone by then! One sip and you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Get a case at the minimum and enjoy now up until 2023.

    The Lowdown: 14.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    James Halliday 93 Points

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