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The Islander Estate The Investigator, 2008, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

The Islander Estate The Investigator, 2008, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Australia flag icon Australia
Red wine icon Red Wine
Grapes icon 90% Cabernet Franc & 10% Malbec
Grapes icon Bay leaf, leather, blackcurrant, blackberry, subtle spice and long fine-grained tannins on the palate.
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Named for the HMS Investigator that first carried Captain Flinders to Kangaroo Island, it carries Jacques Lurton’s vision to put Kangaroo Island on the world map of fine wine. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. The Investigator combines old and new world, strength and delicacy, power and elegance.
Australia's third-largest Island Kangaroo Island is 70 miles south west of Adelaide in the Gulf of St Vincent. The vines on this rugged South Australian Island are cooled by the prevailing southerly winds from the Antarctic and the friable rich red ironstone soils afford the wines a unique sense of place. In 2000 Jacques Lurton planted an 11ha vineyard near Parndana in Kangaroo Island's heartland and christened the estate 'The Islander'. Close planting to restrict yields and increase concentration, fermentation in concrete tanks and old fashioned basket pressing plus quality fine-grained French oak all combine to produce wines with great structure and longevity. Superb structure and length with a long life ahead. James Halliday scored this as a 5 star winery and gave this wine an "Outstanding 95 Points".
Type Red Wine
Country Australia
I want Red Wine
Classification Kangaroo Island
Grape varieties 90% Cabernet Franc & 10% Malbec
Ageing 2013 - 2020
Alcohol 14%
Tasting note Bay leaf, leather, blackcurrant, blackberry, subtle spice and long fine-grained tannins on the palate.
Facts The island was originally named "Kanguroo Island", maybe spelling was a strong point for the crew of HMS Investigator.
Serving suggestions Fillet steak, braised rabbit with mushrooms.
Serving temperature 16 - 18
Vintage 2008

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