Freehand Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

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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 the 12-year-old preservative-free wine. This 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Great Southern region in western Australia as aged very well, and looking at the colour, which is still cherry red with orange highlights at the rim, you would think it was half its age. 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: Fresh aromas of raspberries, plums and fruitcake spice, secondary characters of leather and cedar with a pleasing earth note.

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. Alcohol is balanced by fruit and palate weight offering an unparalleled drinking experience.

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
Natural WineYes
ClosureCork (natural)
PackagingGlass Bottle