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Pam Corbett
18 June 2015 | Singlefile Wines Blog | Pam Corbett

The Philip Adrian Files

If you’re yet to make its acquaintance, please allow us to introduce you to Singlefile’s flagship red, 'The Philip Adrian' Cabernet Sauvignon. Named after the patriarch of the Singlefile family, this wine holds a special place in our hearts.

Philip Adrian Snowden, or Phil as we know him, is an earth whisperer. Along with his wife Viv, he has spent the first half of his career assessing the potential of subterranean land for mining purposes. After selling their Perth-based mining consulting business in 2004, Phil and Viv turned their sights to wine, and began searching for the ultimate Western Australian spot to cultivate grapes and produce wines of distinction. Denmark is that place, and Singlefile is the winery.

But back to Phil. The wine made in his honour is produced in very tiny quantities and only in exceptional years.  For us, it feels like the stars have aligned when the aspirations for a venerated wine style meet the quality benchmarks of a vintage, which is why we love to celebrate the liberation of this flagship into the big wide world.

It goes without saying that we’re Philip Adrian’s greatest fans (both the man and the wine), but we prefer to let the marks of success speak for themselves, so take a minute to read a few of the 2013 and 2012 release reviews from a handful of respected wine critics.

2013 Vintage Reviews

"The brocaded, sumptuous palate has royal purple and black fruits, layers of almost luscious tannins and high quality oak. 98 points, James Halliday Wine Companion magazine (Nov 2016)

"This is quite simply an outstanding cabernet. With such depth of black fruit, a velvety smooth and rich flavour profile, it is going to age for a very long time". 97 points  Ray Jordan Weekend West (Aug 2016)

2012 Vintage Reviews

“18.9 out of 20 – the fruit is soft and ripe, drink from 2017 to 2030.” John Jens

“There is immense cabernet power driving through the palate but it is so balanced and poised that it retains an elegance that sets it apart.”
96 points, Ray Jordan, WA Wine Guide (2015)

“A remarkable fusion of intense varietal character and an almost airy, open-weave texture and structure courtesy of sensitive winemaking extracting just enough fine-grained tannins to provide a complete wine.” 96 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion magazine (Dec 2014/Jan 2015). 


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