Sevenhill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Current Vintage 2012 - Released November 2018

About this wine

We made our first vintage of this wine in 1976.

Mitchell Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Clare Valley wine. It shows strong 'berry' flavours on the nose, with overtones of dusty new French oak aromas. The palate is very full flavoured and the wine has a firm tannic finish. When seen as a young wine it is the potential of the structure which stands out. The essential ingredients - fruit, oak, acidity and tannins - are present in the right proportions. All that is needed is 5 to 10 years (or more) in the cellar to allow these components to harmonise. The result is an elegant wine of great power.

New Release 2012






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2012 Sevenhill vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon received 95 points from James Halliday, which means it's an outstanding wine of gold medal standard?with a great pedigree 'Rich, firm and showing excellent persistence. There are no queries over the wine's complexity either. Dust, herbs, a juicy flow of blackcurrant, earthen notes, tobacco characters. Toasty oak is subtle influence at most. Eucalypt characters are there, as rising agents, without ever threatening to dominate and tannin is a solid, majestic swirl through the back half of the wine'

The word 'respect' is not to be taken lightly or used willy nilly. When used, it adds quite amount of weight to a situation, let?s be honest. It is obvious to me the Mitchell family have a lot of respect for Clare Valley Cabernet. They clearly know how to treat it and when to show it to the wine loving world. That's a skill in itself. Incredible from the outset. Great, great colour and it just goes on a gradual, upward plane from here. A berry basket bonanza on the nose and it still smells pretty fresh even though the (new?) oak says a quiet hello. I stand, remove my hat and tip it in deference to the crew at Mitchell Wines. They deserve it for, yet again, holding a wine back and releasing it at 8 years of age. And what a wine it is and will be!

How the team at Mitchell Wines can release a wine at 8 years of age for $30 and make money has me scratching my head. But take the business cap o and the consumer hat on and all signs say run to this - don?t walk. Superb cool climate Cabernet from an ever-reliable producer.

2007 Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Chris Shanahan
In a sea of soft, drink-now shiraz, high quality cabernet sauvignon stands out for its mouth-gripping tannins. Itīs not a wine to drink on its own, but with high protein food, preferably roasted or grilled beef or lamb. Protein tames the tannins, which purr across the palate, marrying with the juicy meat and wine flavours. Even after eight years, Mitchellīs elegant wine retains cabernetīs signature tannins, sufficiently tamed to enjoy with succulent red meat. Itīs a lean, taut, though flavoursome style far removed from the fleshier cabernets we see from, say, Langhorne Creek.

2005 Sevenhill Vineyard Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright redcurrant and cedar bouquet; medium-;bodied with prominent, cleansing acidity and tightly wound fruit; dry and savoury finish.
Rating 90

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Youthful wine, with the cassis and blackcurrant of the bouquet and fore-palate still to mesh with the tannins; will likely be long lived. Screwcap.
****+ Rating 91 To 2024