Woodstock has enjoyed a strong reputaton for making Cabernet Sauvignon since 1982. Situated in the higher and cooler end of the Vale, the estate is the perfect home for the variety, with warm, sunny days and cool evening gully and sea breezes ensuring the Cabernet ripens well and retains its natural acidity and full-bodied style.
The old vines are low yielding but deliver rich, concentrated ﬂavours, further helped by maturation for 14 months in a mix of new oak and 2 to 3 year old American and French barrels to provide softness and complexity.
The McLaren Vale regional fruit characters are easily identified on both nose and palate. Lifted varietal notes of blackcurrants, sweet black plums and a touch of chocolate mint; soft and fruit driven in the mouth with structured, elegant tannins that add a seamless richness to the palate. The finish is long with a savoury grip that makes its ideal with food.
Woodstock is located in South Australia's McLaren Vale, arguably the country's top wine region for big, booming reds. Modern founder Doug Collett caught the wine bug while flying Spitfires over Europe for the Royal Australian Air Force during World War 2, admiring the vineyards below as he went and savouring the local wines while on leave - as you do! Son Scott Collett is the current patriarch with one of Australia's winemaking superstars Ben Glaetzer (Robert Parker's a BIG fan!) overseeing production and blending.