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Celestial Bay Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Style: Red Wine

Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Celestial Bay Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Producer: Celestial Bay

Country: Australia

Region: Margaret River

Vintage: 2010

Critic Score: 94

Alcohol: 14.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: 2025


Powerful, ripe blackcurrant and cassis fruit pervade the senses. Maturing beautifully - Nick Munday (Tasted 2022)

In 2000, Michael & Kim O'Brien purchased their 104ha property in Margaret River as the place in which to establish Celestial Bay. It is a family enterprise, with son Aaron studying viticulture and oenology at Curtin University.

"You only have to smell this beauty to be seduced – Powerful, ripe blackcurrant and cassis fruit pervade the senses, signalling its Margaret River origins clearly. The medium to full-bodied palate doesn't disappoint; blackcurrant fruit, cassis, cedar, earth and violets. The oak (as it should) plays a supporting role and the fruit is backed up by soft, fine, lingering tannins. Maturing beautifully."  Nick Munday

The 59ha vineyard is situated roughly halfway between Margaret River and Busselton, 5 km east of the Wilyabrup Valley and 10 km from the Indian Ocean. Vine rows are generally oriented north/south to balance sun exposure. The full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is typically grown on north facing slopes in Forest Grove soils (gravelly loam).

Expert reviews

"You only have to smell this beauty to be seduced – Powerful, ripe blackcurrant and cassis fruit pervade the senses, signalling its Margaret River origins clearly. The medium to full-bodied palate doesn't disappoint; blackcurrant fruit, cassis, cedar, earth and violets. The oak (as it should) plays a supporting role and the fruit is backed up by soft, fine, lingering tannins. Maturing beautifully. Drink by 2030."  Nick Munday, Canterbury Wines - 94 points and Special Value Wine  ★  (Tasted Oct 2022)

"A healthy crimson-purple colour introduces a medium- to full-bodied cabernet that spent two years in at least partially new oak, for the oak impact is very obvious, and less would have been better, even though the luscious cassis fruit still manages to express itself. Drink by: 2020."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 90 points

Awards

Special Value Wine – Canterbury Wines  

About the winery

Celestial Bay Vineyard

In 2000, Michael & Kim O'Brien purchased their 104ha property in Margaret River as the place in which to establish Celestial Bay. It is a family enterprise, with son Aaron studying viticulture and oenology at Curtin University, and daughter Daneka involved in marketing and sales.

The 59ha vineyard is situated roughly halfway between Margaret River and Busselton, 5 km east of the Wilyabrup Valley and 10 km from the Indian Ocean. The proximity to the ocean provides a moderating effect on the climate, reducing temperature extremes and ensuring secure water provision. The vineyard is moderately undulating and contains a mixture of alluvial loam soils, which occur in the 2 old creek lines on the property, specifically gravelly loam on sloping areas and Mungite soils located on the flat laterite ridges.

Vine rows are generally oriented north/south to balance sun exposure. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Their full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is typically grown on north facing slopes in Forest Grove soil, along with Shiraz and Petit Verdot. The Merlot is typically grown on the flat laterite ridges in the Mungite soils.

wine region map of australia

Western Australia

Western Australia is home to more than 400 wineries across nine vast and extraordinary wine regions which are almost entirely concentrated in the south-west and great southern land divisions of the State. The regions are Blackwood Valley, Geographe, Great Southern, Peel, Pemberton, Manjimup, Margaret River and Swan District.

The oldest region is the Swan Valley, the best known both nationally and internationally is Margaret River and the largest is Great Southern. The Great Southern region is further divided into the five subregions of Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup.

The history of wine production in Western Australia dates back to 1840 with the establishment of Sandalford in the Swan Valley region. The recognition of the fine wine possibilities started to be realised after the establishment of the Margaret River Region in 1967, which has become renowned for its high quality Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The other regions produce a diverse range of regionally distinct wines, from stunning Rieslings and evocative Shiraz, to a range of unique Cabernet Sauvignon blends.