2012 Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon Cloudburst



Cloudburst makes perhaps the single most collectable wine currently being made in Australia. The tiny total produced are mainly found on the lists of high-end restaurants (French Laundry in Napa, Tribeca Grill in New York, Rockpool in Sydney, the list goes on…) or at the cellar door, meaning that very little is ever available for consumers to buy.

 

Founded as recently as 2006, this is a young winery already garnering serious praise:

 

Wine Spectator in March 2016: “The results, since his [Will Berliner, winemaker at Cloudburst] first vintage, have been spectacular, showing richness, complexity, ripeness and depth without high alcohol. The tiny production, totaling only a few hundred cases, gets top dollar and has collectors clamoring. It could end up being the most-coveted Cabernet there.”

 

Wine Advocate in November 2016: “Cloudburst's new little piece of heaven, a closely planted, dry-grown, biodynamically farmed vineyard just off the Cave's Road, continues to yield stunning results.”

 

The wines come with a phenomenal reputation and indeed a price-tag to match. The vines are ungrafted and the Margaret River climate produces extraordinary depth and complexity. These are world-class wines from a tiny boutique operation, extraordinarily collectable and available for the very first time in the UK.

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£652.00

Average critic rating : 94.0 points

94

94

Lovely blueberry, shaved pencil and asphalt aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Enticing density of fruit and depth. A beauty. Tiny production. Screw cap. Mar 2016, www.jamessuckling.com

96

96

Ritzy packaging to one side, an outstanding feature of this wine is its exceptionally supple mouthfeel. Having said that, the purity of the varietal expression lays convincing claim to being more striking than the mouthfeel. Then there is the perfection of the balance. It goes on and on. Jan 2015, www.winecompanion.com.au, Drink: 2016-2037

92

92

The 2012 Cloudburst Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple colored with a lovely, profound crème de cassis, blackberry preserves and mulberry-scented nose plus suggestions of mincemeat, soil and cedar. The medium-bodied, elegantly fruited palate is tight-knit and very fresh with a long, mineral-laced finish. Nov 2015, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2016-2025

94

94

An amazingly intense colour, deep purple, and the Malbec component is evident in the aroma which is full of floral, star anise and violet notes. Lively acidity as well as freshness, vitality and energy. It’s still slightly raw and very primary, plum juicy almost, and the oak is still not obvious despite its extreme youth. A baby. Very promising. (1,900 bottles produced; 7% Malbec). Feb 2014, www.huonhooke.com, Drink 2016-2037

UK DOMESTIC DELIVERY:

FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY:

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F+R STORAGE:

Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
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IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:

FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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