Freehand Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

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  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)


Winery/Brand: Freehand Natural Wines


The nose is showing lovely aged characters of leather beeswax and tobacco leaf, and a little inviting. On tasting the mouth-feel is heavenly; smooth and silky, The flavours here are cedary with a savoury edge, and just a hint of blackberry fruit. This is a bottle you'll sit down with and be surprised how quickly it has disappeared and you'll still want another glass.

Michelle says: "What a rare pleasure to be able to taste a 14-year-old preservative-free wine. This 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Great Southern region in western Australia as aged very well. It is delicious and a bargain for around $30 or under."



The Story

Tasting Notes from the winery:

Colour: Deep Ruby red with some vivid violet hues

Aroma: Raspberries, plums and Blackcurrent, secondary characters of anise and cedar notes.

Taste: Rich, complex and mouth-filling. This is a wine to sit on and peel apart the layers. Sipped and savoured, time in glass improves the experience.

Background: The gentle winemaking process has yielded soft juicy tannins. While extended maturation in old and new French Oak has produced a wine of refined structure. Aged in bottle at a constant temperature for 10 years has produced developed flavours and textures, whilst retaining fruit freshness.

Freehand wines are created using organic/biodynamic grapes; grown with maximum attention, vinified with minimal intervention andno preservatives are added. The vineyard is not certified although the Eastwell family have been practicing organic/biodynamic principles since 2008.

The Specs

Wine TypeRed
RegionGreat Southern, WA
GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %13.5
No Added PreservativeYes
Vegan SuitableYes
Natural WineYes
ClosureCork (natural)
PackagingGlass Bottle