Marquis Fruit Weight (your guarantee of quality): 80%
Wine Advocate 92+ points - The 2010 Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon was produced mostly from McLaren Vale fruit with about 10% coming from Langhorne Creek. It has a very deep garnet-black color and offers a well defined Cabernet nose with plenty of warm cassis, ripe blackberry and chocolate aromas with touches of Provence herbs and cedar. Rich, very full bodied and very fruity in the mouth, it has a medium level of velvety tannins, refreshing acidity and a nice long textured finish. Approachable now, it should drink well to 2020+.
Dark garnet-purple in colour, Gigglepot is distinctly Cabernet with serious intensity. The nose displays black current, fresh plum and blackberry fruits, with hints of dried bay leaf, clove and loads of spice. Greatly concentrated, with fine integrated tannins and lively acidity it finishes with lingering cassis, soft vanilla and cedar oak.
The Gigglepot on the label is Sarah and Sparky's daughter Holly, who couldn't stop laughing about how she looked with these crazy black glasses on!
|Wine maker notes
|Barrel fermented and matured in 80% American and 20% French oak using 67% new and 33% one year old barrels.