2016 Angullong Cabernet Sauvignon

“A most enjoyable wine of excellent structure and balance…” Sunday Telegraph

Cool climate cabernet sauvignon is a wonderful wine. Complexity and texture, along with lovely flavours of blackberry, olive and blackcurrant are presented within a structural wine that has lovely fine tannins. It’s a wine that will reward a few years in the cellar.

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91 POINTS – EXCELLENT  “I like this because it is drinkable in these warmer months and whilst varietal and regional, it is a versatile red wine.

“Still youthfully deep purple, it is a deep intense and full bodied red but not OTT in any way shape or form. balance is the key word here. Indeed it is the fresh youthful spicy fruit that keeps rewarding here all the way from front to rear. As I said it is young and needs time to open up more, but it still drinks damn fine right now. Rich ripe deep currants, blackberries, cherry, black pepper and spice fill the aromas. Plum and dark fruits on the palate, nice smooth with forward tannins and well integrated oak.

“Try it with grilled chicken with pizzaola sauce. Drink to 2026 plus.”


“A Cabernet that is sourced from cooler climes and is built on elegance and structure with a nose framed by blackberry and bracken, the palate has a suppleness and sees a continuation of the blackberry fruits but enjoys richer mocha and earth with some gentle oak induced spice. Tannins are fine and when combined with flowing lines of acidity gives good length.”
The Wine Reviewer, Jan 2020



9.3/10 “This is punching way above its weight and is so quintessentially cabernet it should be in the dictionary.”
Daily Examiner, Max Crus, Nov 2019


“As the vines on this Orange vineyard at the foothills of Mount Canobolas have gradually matured, so has the variety’s growing stature in this booming cool-climate region. A most enjoyable wine of excellent structure and balance, it shows winemaker Ben Crossing’s deft hand at delivering flavours that invite immediate drinking.”
Sunday Telegraph, John Fordham, Nov 2019


89 Points  “… The balance is good and it has a touch of elegance.”
Huon Hooke, Sept 2019


“This wine is deep plum coloured with a touch of crimson. It displays aromas of plum, mulberry and blackcurrant with oak, but not overpowering. The palate is full with dark berry, black currant and cassis fruit and balanced tannins. The taste lingers long in the mouth.”
Have-a-Go News, Frank Smith, Oct 2019


“… a no-nonsense, satisfying, typically regional Cabernet Sauvignon offering by Ben Crossing and the Angullong team. This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Orange region reflects its terroir and varietal attributes. 3 years of development have started to round off the angularity of components. This leads to a delivery of grippy savouriness with gobsful of red currant / dark berries.  Wafts of tobacco & maraschino cherries mingle with coconut essence to tease the taste buds.  This is all very well supported by textural tannins and sweet glycerol warmth. This well-priced 2016 Angullong Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed now but will also benefit from some cellaring.”
The Grape Hunter, Gilbert Labour, Aug 2019

GRAPE VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION: Orange Region, NSW
WINEMAKING: The fruit was fermented separately in stainless steel fermenters, with twice daily pump-overs to extract colour and flavour. A number of the parcels were then matured in French & American oak prior to blending.
COLOUR: Dark plum colour with a youthful crimson hue.
AROMA: Vibrant bouquet of plum, mulberry and blackcurrant with integrated oak complexity.
PALATE: Full and fleshy dark berry, black currant and cassis with balanced dusty tannins and lovely length.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/vol: 13.5%
ADDITIVES: Made using traditional methods. Some traces of egg products may remain. Preservative 220 added.
PEAK DRINKING: 2018 to 2022
FOOD MATCHES: Antipasto, pasta and a range of red meat dishes.