PV Tasting Notes
The 2003 Woodside Cabernet is one of the finest Cabernet I have tasted from the Margaret River region, it possesses a dense ruby/purple colour, as well as striking aromatics, consisting of black truffles, dried berries, and pain grille, after a few minutes the leather and tobacco notes come forth aged in 100% New French Sequin Barrels, which has beautifully integrated, and a plump, full-bodied, rich, concentrated textural style, this has great individuality as well as soul. Tasted Sept 2010. This 2003 wine put the Estate on the Map and the 2004 vintage took the trophy for the World’s Best Cabernet…
This Cabernet Sauvignon is 2-3 years away from seriously enjoyable drinking. It is a dense, full-bodied, a bit of a bruiser of a wine, with an opaque colour, and a promising but restrained bouquet of minerals, smoke, and blackcurrants. Full-bodied, rich, and intense, as well as slightly tannic and backward, it is a wine made for the long term rather than immediate drinkability. This is an immensely impressive Cabernet Sauvignon. 250 cases made. Tasted Sept 2006Independent Review
94 points - James Halliday
A super clean mix of ripe blackcurrant, cassis and mulberry fruit, highlighted by sweet French oak. A beautifully made wine, the class shines through.
This wonderful Cabernet is best with Loin of Lamb cooked with lemon zest, garlic and fresh mint, will also suit Roast Leg, Rack, Shoulder or Saddle of Lamb, Fillet of Beef, Partridge or Grouse, fried sweetbreads or Kidneys with a rich sauce e.g. béarnaise, will also suit roast ribs of Beef or grilled Rump and any hard Cheese especially Cheddar.
Pride, Passion and Purpose is the motto of Woodside Valley Estate, the winery has this year been upgraded from a 4 star rating to the top rating of 5 Stars, signifying top notch quality across the range of wines. An almost draconian sorting and selection of fruit, coupled with 100% quality French Oak, The result is the Baudin Collection and clearly reflects the craftsmanship, attention to details and meticulous care taken in the production of these exceptional wines, which are the truest expression of the character and quality of Northern Margaret River fruit. Woodside Valley Estate is truly an ultra premium boutique producer with a total annual production of between 1000 and 1500 cases, distributed around Australia and internationally.
Oak Maturation 12 months in 100% new French oak.
Bottling Date March 2005
Release Date August 2005