Matilda’s Ghost Cab Sauvignon

Matilda’s Ghost Cab Sauvignon

Matilda’s Ghost is a tribute to the Australian spirit, as recounted in the bush ballad “Waltzing Matilda” by Banjo Paterson. The song narrates the story of that iconic Australian Larrikin, “The Swagman”, who, having stolen a jumbuck (a crime punishable by hanging), is discovered camped by a billabong by the sheep’s owner and three policeman. Rather than be captured and face an acrimonious death, he jumped into the water and drowned himself. Legend has it that his ghost still haunts the site to this day.

VINTAGE

2013

ALCOHOL

14%

REGION/S

Coonawarra

GRAPE VARIETIES

Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)

COLOUR

Plum red with purple hues

BOUQUET

Ripe blackcurrant, hints of mint and tobacco oak

PALATE

Fruit basket with a savoury tobacco oak, staining blackcurrant and plums with shadows of mint. Full body, grippy tight tannins that feed branches for cherry fruit to hang off. Coonawarra screams through the reds and dustiness, one glass takes you to a paddock with red loam soil under your fingernails and on your hands

CELLARING

Can be enjoyed upon release but will benefit from careful cellaring

FOOD MATCH

This elegant, structured red wine would make a great partner to venison cooked rare with roasted potatoes and a red wine jus. It could also be enjoyed with eye fillet on sauteed wild mushrooms or a chunk of aged parmesan cheese at the end of a meal

AWARDS

Gold Medal - 2016 China Wine & Spirits Awards
Gold Medal - 2016 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competiton
Gold Medal - 2015 Australian Wine Showcase Awards
Silver Medal - 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition
Silver Medal - 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards

2015 Australian Wine Showcase Awards - Gold Medal, 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition - Silver Medal, 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards - Silver Medal

Previous Awards for 2009 vintage: Silver Award, Excellence Achieved in Beverage; 2012
IBEC International Beverages Exposition and Competition; Silver Award, 2012 New York World
Wine & Spirits Competition; Silver Award, 2012 International Wine and Spirits Competition