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Wines of Distinction | Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon

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wine notes

2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon

The Fruit:

At the southern end of the Barossa near Mount Crawford there is a magnificent property established over 150 years ago, the entrance marked by two grand pillars - Corryton Park. Grant had admired Corryton Park since he was a small boy and purchased the property in 1999 to establish a super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard that was to become unrivalled within the Barossa. One of the highest and coolest sites in the Barossa region, it provides perfect conditions for creating world class Cabernet with finesse, depth and complexity. The 2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon is a combination of excellent fruit sourced from both the Corryton Park vineyard and specially selected complementary parcels from the Barossa Valley floor.


The 2013 vintage provided extremely dry conditions throughout the entire growing season. A cool dry winter continued to a dry spring and summer, leading to lower than average yields. On the positive, low yielding vineyards led to some sensational quality, particularly in the reds showing great colour and mighty structures.

The Winemaking:

The Corryton Park Vineyards is always picked as small, separate batches which are crushed and fermented separately to highlight the innate variations between different clonal plantings and microclimates across the vineyard. After primary fermentation, the wines are carefully evaluated and several parcels are selected to remain on skins for up to 30 days for a process called extended maceration – which sees the wines develop richness of flavour and softening of tannins. After pressing and racking the wine was matured in French oak hogsheads for a minimum of 18 months


2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon

awards and reviews

2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon


  • 2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Bronze | 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • 2012 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Gold | 2015 New York International World Wine and Spirit Competition
    • Silver | 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    • 90.5 Points | National Liquor News
      Daryl Fischer & Andrew StubbsNational Liquor News, May 2016.

      Dark fruits, musk, jammy, blackcurrant. Firm & rich, spicy black pepper (Daryl Fischer)

      A very tightly structured wine with fruit weight to support (Andrew Stubbs).

    • Bronze | 2015 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition
    • Bronze | 2015 Hobart Wine Show
    • Bronze | 2015 Perth Royal Wine Show
    • Silver | 2015 Decanter Asia World Wine Awards
  • 2010 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 93 Points | James Halliday
      James Halliday2014 Wine Companion, Aug 2013

      Positive purple-red; Barossa here means Barossa region, and high elevation on the edge of the Adelaide Hills. This is a robust cabernet, but a very good one, the full-bodied palate with layers of blackcurrant fruit, a twist of olive, ripe tannins and an exact amount of French oak.

    • 92 Points | Ralph Kyte-Powell
      Ralph Kyte-PowellAge, Melbourne, Sep 2013

      Indulge yourself. Corryton Park is a magnificent Barossa vineyard. Its concentrated cabernet smells of black fruits, spice, subtle mine and cedar. Glavours are ripe, with good depth and body, fresh acidity and ripe tannins.

    • Silver – 2011 Royal Queensland Wine Show
    • Bronze | 2014 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
    • Bronze | 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

      Traditional style with cedar, crushed blackcurrant and herbal notes. Sweet, dark fruits in the mouth with a firm yet fleshy structure.

    • Bronze – 2012 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
    • 5 Stars | Chris Shanahan
      Chris ShanahanCanberra Times Feb 2014

      Grant Burge’s Corryton Park vineyard sits on a high, cool site near Mount Crawford in the southern Barossa. The site produces cabernet of outstanding varietal defi nition and fl avour intensity. Grant Burge bought the site in 1999 and, over time, polished the wine to a very high level. In the very good 2010 vintage, it seems saturated with ripe, blackcurrant-like varietal fl avours while maintaining its usual elegant structure. This is exceptionally high-class cabernet with many years cellaring ahead of it.

    • Mike Burnett
      Mike BurnettLaunceston Examiner, TAS, Sep 2013

      The depth and complexity lifts by the year, and no doubt the ideal 2010 vintage helped as well. The palate holds blackberry and plum fruit, with light mint and cedary oak.

    • Kerry Skiner
      Kerry SkinerIllawarra Mercury, NSW, Sep 2013

      Another big step on winemaker Grant Burge's journey to produce the ultimate cool climate cabernet sauvignon. From a vineyard high in the Eden Valley it's poised and polished with lashings of plum and blackery fruit, minty characters, balanced oak and juicy tannins.

    • Ross Noble
      Ross NobleMt Barker Courier, SA, Aug 2013

      The Grant Burge Corryton Park Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 shows how suited to cabernet is this cool-climate neck of the woods [Corryton park near Mt Crawford]. Fragrance of ripe blackcurrant, cedar and pipe tobacco leads to a full bodied palate, with fine tannins integrating with layers of succulent fruit flavours.

    • Winestate, Australia, Aug 2013
      Winestate, Australia, Aug 2013

      An evolved, leathery/tarry bouquet, with round evolved flavours. Very drinkable.

    • Winestate | Australia | Apr 2013
      Winestate, Australia, Apr 2013

      A pretty choc-mint nose and a light fruit palate. Good level of tannins. Nice balance.

  • 2009 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 96 Points – James Halliday
      James HallidayWine Companion on-line Oct 2011

      Good colour, deep but clear; this is one of those wines combining power and finesse, intense back currant fruit with silky tannins and a long finish. From one of the highest vineyards in the Eden Valley.

    • 93 Points | Natalie MacLean
      Natalie MacLeannataliemaclean.com, Jun 2013

      Smoky, savoury and seductive with black fruit, tar and smoke. Full-bodied and smooth with an edge of black fruit that's classically cabernet: cassis and blackberry. Try it with grilled steaks.

    • 93 Points – David Lawrason
      David LawrasonWinealign, Canada, June 2013

      This is a dense, vibrant almost racy young cabernet that effortlessly marries menthol/eucalyptus cassis, graphite and background chocolate. It's full bodied, dense and intense with considerable tannin. Love all the black currant amid well fitted oak. Wow! This is excellent. It is fron a high cool site at the Southern approaches to the Barossa on the edge of the Adelaide Hills. Should age well for a decade or more.

    • 92 Points – Steve Thurlow
      Steve ThurlowWinealign, Canada, May 2012

      This superb elegant fresh cabernet comes from a high and cool vineyard in the Barossa Valley. It has a classic noise of cassis fruit with black olive, cedar tones and juniper berry. The palate is lively and vibrant with the fruit perfectly balanced by just enough soft tannin for structure and vibrant acidity. It will age gracefully for at least 10 years but it is drinking well now. Try with a steak or hard mature cheese. Excellent length.

    • 92 Points | Wine Access Canada Dec 2012
      Wine Access Canada Dec 2012

      This wine is inky black in colour, with cassis, olive, cherry, sweat, leather, asphalt, and menthol notes on the nose. The tannins are tight but balanced by generous black fruit and lengthy, earthy finish. This is surprisingly elegant, big, well balanced and well-priced. Drinking well from now through to 2020.

    • 92 Points – Campbell Mattinson
      Campbell MattinsonMay 2011

      It seems absurd to suggest that a premium cabernet sauvignon is ready to drink as a two year old – but that’s the way it presents.
      It’s sealed with a screwcap but it seems gently developed and mellow. It’s rich with porty, curranty, jubey blue and black fruits though its dusty overtones mark it clearly as cabernet. It’s full, smooth and satisfying with Redskin notes on the finish/aftertaste. It will age and develop further but it’s thoroughly enjoyable chomping into it now.

    • 90+ Points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown
      Lisa Perrotti-BrownWine Advocate, USA, Feb 2013

      Deep garnet-purple, the 2009 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon reveals ripe creme de cassis, mocha and cedar scents and hints of bay leaf and cloves. Full-bodied, this concentrated wine has mouth-filling fruit buoyed by lively acid, medium to firm levels of grainy tannins and a finish with a bit of cedar.

    • Gold – 2013 Sydney International Wine Competition

      Judges' comments:

      Ken Dobler - Exceptional nose with blackcurrant and leaf characters apparent. A wonderfully rich fruitcake palate without any greenness, but with quite complex savoury tannins. The lovely savoury nature of the wine worked well with the food.

      Megan Brodtmann MW - Medium plus ruby in colour. On the nose liquorice blackberry and chocolate. Very intense blackcurrant fruits with a lovely charry oak. This was reflected on the palate. There was a lot of fruit again of blackcurrant cassis. With grippy tannins, it was a great match with the food.

      Steve Flamsteed - A little bit of methoxypyrazines with some ripe cassis and tobacco. A nice combination of green bean and ripe blackcurrants. On the palate soft with crisp tannins. Softens with the protein of the venison dish. A good wine.

      Elizabeth Thach MW - A cassis nose. Juicy purple - berries on the palate with structured tannins pure fruit and a long finish. The food makes the wine too tart.

      Mark Robertson - The wine has an aroma of mint, eucalypt and liquorice all bound together. It has a classic palate. Tight and linear with some savoury plummy Christmas cake. Grainy proper tannins here. With food it's better. This greener classic fruit cuts through really well.

      Oliver Masters - Red fruits with hints of green and spice on the nose. Tight dry tannins but still with fruit sweetness coming through on the finish. It was a good match with the venison.

      Kyme Milne MW - Good bright dried herb aromas. Nice pencil like oak and iodine. Quite a solid Cabernet with a firm structured tannin finish. Quite a solid foil with the food.

    • Gold – 2012 Sydney International Wine Competition
    • Gold – 2011 Adelaide Wine Show
    • Silver – 2013 Sydney Royal Wine Show
    • Silver – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Silver – 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Silver – 2012 Sydney Royal Wine Show
    • Silver – 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition
    • Silver – 2010 Royal Queensland Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2012 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2013 International Wine Challenge UK
    • Bronze – 2012 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards
      2012 Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards
    • Bronze – 2012 Perth Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2011 Canberra National Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards
    • Bronze – 2011 Hobart Wine Show
    • Bronze – 2011 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Comp
    • Bronze – 2011 International Wine Challenge UK
    • Bronze – 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
    • Other (Commended) – 2012 International Wine Challenge
    • Nick Stock
      Nick StockAustralian Gourmet Traveller Wine May 2012

      A wine of depth and complexity. Showcases classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of blackcurrants, tobacco, chocolate and cedar. The palate is medium-bodied, with newly layered tannins ensuring the concentrated flavours are prolonged.

    • Selector Jul 2012
      Selector Jul 2012

      …displaying flavours of blackcurrants, tobacco and milk chocolate matched with fine tannins and a velvet mouthfeel.

    • Vintages | Canada | May 2012
      Vintages, Canada, May 2012

      Another big wine with blackcurrants, tobacco, smoke, meat and oak aromas. On the palate, there is blackcurrant and red fruits (cranberry and cherry) that are well integrated with fine tannins. Very smooth. Medium-bodied with a very long finish.

    • The Leader Sep 2011
      The Leader Sep 2011

      …..aromas of blackcurrant, tobacco and a hint of mint abound, with a finely layered palate supporting the concentrated dark-fruit flavours. This wine will benefit from cellaring too.

  • 2008 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 96 Points – Ray Jordan
      Ray JordanFeb 2011

      Here is a cabernet from the Barossa, albeit the high country of the Barossa, that displays classic cooler-climate cabernet characters. It's blended with a little shiraz, merlot and petit verdot from the same vineyard, adding depth and richness to the middle palate. Leafy tobacco-like notes on the nose with some nice perfumes. The palate is a fine tannin, velvety smooth feel with layers of depth and berry intensity. Excellent Wine.

    • 95 Points | James Halliday
      James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2012

      Deep colour; a rich, full-bodied cabernet with the added complexity of a small percentage of Shiraz/Merlot/Petit Verdot; both bouquet and palate are grounded in blackcurrant fruit, complemented by adroit handling of tannins and oak; its seriously good mouth feel is not compromised by the density of the wine.

    • 90 Points | Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
      Lisa Perrotti-Brown MWWine Advocate, USA, Dec 2010

      2008 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon offers a very deep garnet-purple colour and intense blackberry, warm cassis, clove and pencil shaving aromas with nuances of iron ore and dried mint. The palate gives a good balance of firm finely grained tannins, high acidity and just enough blackberry and spice flavoured flesh, lingering long into the finish.

    • 90 Points – Parker Points


    • Alex Berry
      Alex BerryWeekend News, VIC Apr 2011

      From the high-elevated vineyards of Eden Valley, this wine has superb depth and complexity. The cabernet is blended with a little petit verdot and merlot, which grow alongside the vineyard. All the classic cabernet aromas are there and the palate is complex with the cool climate influences evident. Succulent black current, cassis and chocolate spearmint wash through the mouth and a fine layer of velvet tannin to finish. It's a keeper for sure.

    • Winestate Dec 2010
      Winestate Dec 2010

      Ripe cassis fruit nose and firm and complex berry/oak palate with sweet chocolaty oak tannins.

  • 2005 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 94 Points – James Halliday
      James HallidayAustralian Wine Companion 2012

      Is in fact 100% Eden Valley, but entitled to the Barossa GI; the vineyard is at an altitude of 500m, and the wine shows its relatively cool grown origins. Has superb colour, and simply doesn't show its alcohol, rather the finish is carried by fine tannins and oak.

    • 93 Points – WBM Mar 2010
      WBM Mar 2010

      This special release shows fully ripened Cabernet fruit aromas, rose-like lift, cassis and tobacco, all nicely seasoned with sweet oak spice.

      The palate has a smooth wrap of sweet rich cassis flavour and then trails generously for what seems like an eternity. Tannins are sturdy, this has a bright cellaring future.

    • Bronze – 2009 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
    • Other (4.5 Stars) – Winestate Apr 2010
      Winestate Apr 2010

      Excellent varietal definition of violets and blackberries, held together with some great oak. Wonderful palate length, with fine tannic structure "Definitely needs steak," decided one judge.

    • Chris Shanahan
      Chris ShanahanNov 2010

      Grant Burge's cabernet (with a touch of merlot and petit verdot) comes from the Corryton Park vineyard, near Mt Crawford, Southern Barossa. It's plush with ripe blackberry-like varietal flavours, wrapped in luxurious, silk-smooth tannins - a solid and juicy but elegant wine, just entering its prime drinking years.

    • Drinks July 2010
      Drinks July 2010

      Barossa master winemaker Grant Burge has released new vintages in the Wines of Distinction Range, this time featuring a new addition, the 2005 Eden Valley Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon.

      Grant Burge Said the ultimate goal was to finally create a 100% Eden Valley cabernet sauvignon. He achieved a unique mouth feel by blending small amounts of classic Bordeaux varieties, merlot and petit verdot, with the potential to last for years.

    • Jeff Collerson
      Jeff CollersonDaily Telegraph May 2010

      Best Drink - Jeff's Pick! "Corryton Park, planted a decade ago from cabernet production, it maybe the best in the Barossa for this variety. This has a great cabernet nose, superb oak and fine tannins. This Cabernet is perfect with roast lamb"

    • John Fordham
      John FordhamSunday Telegraph Mar 2010

      Completing his latest red offerings are 2008 Filsell Shiraz, 2007 Balthasar Shiraz Viognier and newcomer 2005 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon - all passed the test with flying colours!

    • John Lewis
      John LewisJul 2010

      Great flavour and complexity are the hallmarks of this new addition to the Grant Burge portfolio. It is cabernet sauvignon, with small merlot and petit verdot components, from grapes grown on the cool-climate Corryton Park vineyard in the Eden Valley.

      The wine is inky purple and has scents of black cherries, mocha coffee and sage. Intense, vibrant blackberry flavour rolls onto the front of the palate and blueberry, dark chocolate and mint fruit characters integrate with spicy oak on the middle palate. The finish features lingering berry fruit and dusty tannins.

      Drink with sautéed kidneys, rack of lamb with Bordelaise sauce or braised Waygu Beef with potato mash, slow-cooked onions and parsley butter.

    • Kerry Skinner
      Kerry SkinnerIllawarra Mercury Jun 2010

      A special wine from a special vineyard high in the Eden Valley. Loads of finesse here, textured and smooth in the mouth, lashings of blackberry fruit, integrated spice, cedary oak characters, fin silky tannins.

    • Mt Barker Courier Jun 2010
      Mt Barker Courier Jun 2010

      Blended with a little merlot and petit verdot which grows alongside the cabernet sauvignon high in the Eden Valley.

      The wine shows classic cabernet aromas featuring cedar and earthy tobacco, blueberries and a touch of rose petal from the other varietals. The fruit characters give way to the secondary aromas of autumn leaves and a tarry character with lifted notes of sage and thyme.

      The Corryton Park Cabernet is a wine for now and also worth putting away for a decade or more.

    • National Liquor News Jun 2010
      National Liquor News Jun 2010

      Complex aromas of cedar and earthy tobacco, blueberries and a hint of rose petal.

    • Neil Padley
      Neil PadleyKia Ora Magazine New Zealand Jul 2010

      The first vintage from an outstanding new vineyard.

    • Wine Culture Apr 2010
      Wine Culture Apr 2010

      ..wine of amazing depth and complexity. The Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with a little Merlot and Petit Verdot which grows alongside the Cabernet Sauvignon high in the Eden Valley. A wine of excellent length and lingering intensity: the 2005 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking well on release and will reward from careful cellaring for 10 years or more.

    • Winestate Aug 2010
      Winestate Aug 2010

      Evolving beautifully with earthy/leathery characters mingling with mocha notes.


2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon


2013 Corryton Park produced some purely varietal cabernet wines, deep plum in colour and richly perfumed with aromas of blackcurrant, confectionary spearmint leaves, cedar wood characters and woody spice with underlying aromas of pine needle, vanilla and subtle char with hints of licorice and new leather. The palate is surprisingly soft for cabernet; a fleshy, juicy cabernet with refined tannins and acidity. A complex wine with great length and balance, the 2013 Corryton Park will confidently develop with careful cellaring for up to 10 years.

tasting notes

2013 Corryton Park Cabernet Sauvignon