Past Vintages

11 RK Cabernet.pdf
10 RK Cabernet.pdf
09 RK Cabernet.pdf
08 Red Knot MV Cabernet.pdf
07 RK Cabernet SA.pdf
06 RK Cabernet.pdf
05 RK Cabernet.pdf
04 RK Cabernet.pdf

Technical Details

  • 100% McLaren Vale
  • 90% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 10% Merlot
  • Alc: 14/0%
  • TA: 6.7 g/L
  • pH: 3.56

2012 Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon



"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2012 Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a fragrant nose of cassis, violets and eucalyptus with an undercurrent of chocolate box. Medium to full-bodied with well-married blackcurrant and menthol flavors, it is nicely framed by a medium level of fine-grained tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish. Drink now to 2017. 89 pts."

Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, USA #211


"It's an exclusive to Dan Murphy's. The price, according to the winery, is $15 and it's very good value at that price. According to Dan's website it's $10 and that makes it outstanding value. Don't waste time reading reviews or worrying about points, just go buy a box or two."

Tony Keys, Key Review of Wine #55, October 2013

"Honest regional identity at a good price. This cabernet smells of mulberries, blackcurrants and briar, with restrained background oak. The generously built palate is medium bodied and attractively balanced for easy drinking. 88 pts."

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure, 6th August 2013,

"Clearly made with the intention of giving maximum value for the buck, with blackcurrant, black olive, earth and dark chocolate erected on a superstructure of tannins and oak. A sub $15.00 wine worthy of a few years in the cellar. 89 pts."

Reprinted with permission from the 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

"That the discounters frequently trim the price of Red Knot is a sure sign of popularity. And popularity, in this instance, proves that Australia’s savvy palates know a bargain when they see one. This is a great example of modern Australian winemaking – starting with good fruit, principally from the Davey family’s Shingleback vineyard, then capturing the varietal flavour structure in the winery. It’s a ripe, juicy, fruity, fresh, flavoursome, lovable, red made to enjoy now. The 2012 offers more fruit than the 2011 it replaces."

Chris Shanahan,, June 2nd 2013

"It’s a good value wine. Hearty. Beefy blackcurrant, sweet raspberry, mulberry and some woody spice. You wouldn’t call it “smooth” but it’s soft enough, despite its heartiness. It slips down easily. Not a wine for those looking for savory characters, but rich, round, warm-hearted flavours on offer here."

Campbell Mattinson,, May 26th 2013


Tasting Note:

Deep magenta. Cassis, cherry and bramble aromas are highlighted with hints of couverture chocolate and cedary French oak. Rich blackberry fruit, firm chocolatey tannins and savoury notes define the palate and linger.


  • Double Gold medal - 2013 China Best Value Wine & Spirit Awards, Hong Kong
  • Gold medal - 2013 NZ International Wine Show, class 15a
  • Gold medal - 2013 Sunset International WineCompetition, USA
  • Gold medal - 2013 International Wine Challenge, Vienna
  • Gold medal - 2013 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 63
  • Silver medal - 2013 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Awards, USA
  • Silver medal - 2013 Spiegelau International Wine Competition, NZ
  • Bronze medal - 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK
  • Bronze medal - 2013 International Wine Challenge, UK
  • Bronze medal - 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 24
  • Bronze medal - 2013 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 63
  • Bronze medal - 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, class 45
  • Bronze medal - 2013 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 15
  • Bronze medal - 2013 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Commended - 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 89 pts - 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

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