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Five Oaks Wines, Tasting Notes for Current Release Wines and Wine Availability



Wines:


Five Oaks specialises in Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot and Riesling wines.

These wines are made in our winery from fruit grown in our vineyard.

Five Oaks wines have won over 100 awards at national and international wine competitions.

At the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London:
  • 2000 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal in 2002
  • 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal in 2004
  • 2001 Merlot - Bronze Medal in 2003
  • 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal in 2005 and Best in Class Yarra Valley
  • 2005 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal in 2007 and Best in Class Yarra Valley
  • 2005 Merlot - Bronze Medal in 2008
  • 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal in 2008
  • 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal
  • 2015 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal in 2017
At the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition:
  • 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal and Trophy in 2011
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal in 2016
  • 2015 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal in 2017
  • 2016 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver Medal in 2018
  • 2016 Merlot - Bronze Medal in 2018
At the Melbourne International Wine Competition:
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal in 2016
  • 2015 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal in 2017
  • 2016 SGS Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal in 2019
Victorian 100 Wine Awards:
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon - Top 100 Wine in 2016

TASTING NOTES FOR CURRENT RELEASE WINES


RED WINES
Five Oaks Wines - Yarra Valley

2013 FIVE OAKS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Here is what James Halliday said about this wine in scoring it 96/100! "Estate-grown, hand-picked, fermented for 16 days in open fermenters, matured for 18 months in French oak (90% new). Excellent, vibrant colour; a splendidly juicy attack of cassis on the palate makes you sit up and either wave or salute, the choice is yours; the impact continues through to the back-palate, joined there by fine-grained tannins and well integrated, cedary oak"
$40/bottle

2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was bottled on 19 December 2015 after 18 months maturation in 85% new French oak barriques. Here is what James Halliday said about this Cabernet Sauvignon: "Vibrantly fresh; has made light work of all the new oak in which it was matured; dried herb and bay leaf contributing to its flavour spectrum.The tannins, on the other hand, are finer than usual." The rich blackcurrent, blackberry, dark plum primary flavours of this young wine, complemented by the savour characters referred to by Halliday, will give a long bottle life. While very approachable now, the 2014 Cabernet should drink well to 2029.
$40/bottle

 
2015 FIVE OAKS SGS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Bottled on 19 September 2016 this SGS Cabernet Sauvignon, only our fourth in 20 years, is our most "voluptuous" since the first one from the 2000 vintage. At this infant stage of its life it displays intense, upfront blackcurrant and dark fruit aromas on the nose, with the same rich depth of flavours on the palate, complemented by generous soft mouth-filling tannins and great length. Has a fabulously imposing presence now that will grow and grow with time in bottle.
$55/bottle

  • Gold Medal in 2017 at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition
  • Gold Medal in 2017 at the Melbourne International Wine Competition

Five Oaks Wines - Yarra Valley 2016 FIVE OAKS MERLOT
The 2016 Merlot carries on in our tradition of producing elegant and rich smooth Merlots, very similar to the 2013. Reflecting our fantastic, finest ever 2016 vintage, this medium-bodied Merlot displays dark berry aromas and flavours, complemented by spicy nuances derived from 18 months maturation in French Oak barrels. It is lovely to drink now and to at least 2032.
$40/bottle


2016 FIVE OAKS SGS CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Bottled on 3 November 2017, this is our long-awaited "Finest", nigh to perfect, SGS Cabernet Sauvignon of the five we have bottled in 21 years! Its bright crimson purple colour, like a lighthouse points to its intense nose of blackcurrant and dark fruit and its palate with rich depth of flavour. Complemented by generous soft mouth-filling tannins, and great length, it is wonderfully enjoyable to drink now but, boy, will this grow with time in bottle over the 20 years to 2038!
Gold Medal in 2019 at the Melbourne International Wine Competition
$70/bottle

2018 FIVEOAKS 40th ANNIVERSARY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Bottled in July 2019 this Cabernet Sauvignon celebrates the 40th anniversary of the planting of our vineyard in 1978. The grapes for this wine were hand-picked on 29 March 2018, crushed the same day, inoculated with a cool-fermenting Bordeaux isolate yeast and then fermented over 14 days. The wine was subsequently matured for 15 months in tight-grained, one-year-old French oak barrels. It has as an imposing presence now, exuding classic cassis and dark berry fruits with a firm underlying tannin backbone. Many will enjoy this youthful wine now. Yet it is a wine for the long haul that will mellow and develop complexity over the next 5-6 years into a seamless wine typical of Five Oaks' Cabernets of the past 25 years.
$40/bottle





TASTING NOTES FOR CURRENT RELEASE WINES


WHITE WINES
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2018 FIVE OAKS CABERNET ROSÉ
This is a more intense style of Rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It is somewhat darker than the usual Rosé. Its amber colour is derived from overnight contact of the Cabernet juice with the deeply coloured skins from our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Its nose and flavour are reminiscent of field strawberries, rose petals and ripe watermelon. With good acidity, this wine has a long fruity crisp finish.
$19/bottle


WINE AVAILABILITY







Where can I buy Five Oaks wines?

At present, you can buy buy Five Oaks wines via Pay Pal online by clicking here, from the Cellar Door, or Mail Order (click here for our form), selected restaurants, hotels and bottle shops in the Yarra Valley and Melbourne.









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