2017 Cabernet Sauvignon d’Soumah


An elegant Cabernet Sauvignon displaying prominent blackcurrant fruit flavours combined with black olive notes and hints of mint and cedar. These distinctive savoury characteristics lay the foundation for a stylish wine of smooth length due to the renown fine tannins of the Yarra Valley.
‘Drink now for its balance or cellar for its potential.’

The 2017 vintage began with a wetter than normal spring delivering a good water table for the season. The temperatures were cooler than the most recent years and closer to the long term average. This setup for a late harvest than we have been experiencing allowing the fruit to gently ripen in the summer breeze developing savoury complexity while retaining good natural acidity.

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Our d’Soumah range of wines are made with fruit sourced from our own and other premium vineyards throughout the Yarra Valley to produce wines of distinct character and finesse that our region has become famous. Cabernet Sauvignon is a noble grape and was one of the first varieties to be grown in the Yarra Valley when it was re-established as a wine region in the 1960’s. Our d’Soumah range is built to deliver an exceptional price for value proposition and we believe this wine certainly delivers on that promise.

2018 – 90 points from Andrew Graham for Oz Wine Review

2016 – Gold Medal at Melbourne International Wine Competition

2017 – Gold Medal at International Cool Climate Wine Show (2015 Vintage)

2017 – Bronze Medal at Yarra Valley Wine Show (2015 Vintage)

2017 – Bronze Medal at Perth Royal Wine Show (2015 Vintage)

2016 – Top 100 Wines in Victoria at VIC100

2016 – Silver Medal at International Cool Climate Awards

2016 – Silver Medal at Yarra Valley Wine Show

“Light blackcurrant and redcurrant aromas are fresh and inviting, with a dried herb element adding a savoury direction. Medium-bodied and tasty, this easy drinking, cool-grown cabernet combines finesse and softness with good length and a soft finish.”
Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review, May 2019 [2017 Vintage]

“A Cabernet overflowing with herby influences. Scents of green capsicum, snow pea shells, fresh cut herbs and blackcurrant. Some black jubes flank cassis and blackberries. Some tension in the mouth reigns in the youthful fruit. Drying chalky tannins close the show. Roasted meats the go here.”
QWine, May 2019 [2017 Vintage]

“…The ripeness of the fruit is no doubt what draws you to this gem. Inking stain purple, the colour is vibrant and takes you to the vibrant nose where deep and intense and spiciness comes through in droves. Fresh and lively the structure comes through as classic on the nose. Aromas of spicy plums, blackcurrants and dark cherries come out. Sweet dark brooding spicy fruit. On the medium to long palate, the fruit is the shining star. It follows with some cool mint leaf and some light tobacco. It is seamless…with judicious well integrated oak and silky tannins.
More to come with say up to the next 5-plus years in development. However, it is drinking beautifully now. And I would just make this your house red this Winter and it won’t stop pleasing. Try with veal saltimbocca with roasted potatoes. Drink to 2023/24. 94/100.”
Paul Ippoltio, May 2019 [2017 Vintage]

“Bright red/purple in colour, outstanding bouquet with just a hint of eucalyptus amid the attractive red and black berry fruit aromas. A nice tight mouthful with great structure and depth of flavour capped of with a lingering finish. Just needs some time to round out & mellow. OH YUM!”
Dan Traucki, Director at Wine Assist May 2019 [2017 Vintage]

“Luncheon Claret style at a lunch-worthy price. Dark and proper varietal, complete with hints of capsicum. Mid weight palate is nicely varietal too, complete with sticky Cabernet tannins. A sweet middle lifts up the slightly sour fruit. Good genuine Yarra Cabernet.”
Andrew Graham – Oz Wine Review [2015 Vintage]

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