Margaret River can make truly beautiful and inspirational wines. Cabernet Sauvignon certainly stands out as one variety most suitable to this region and Evans & Tate is one of Australia’s finest exponents. This wine is dark fruited and powerful, structured by time spent in good quality oak yet finishes long and refined.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
Sets the cat among the pigeons: high quality Margaret River cabernet is not meant to be sold for $19. This elegant, medium-bodied wine has a great bouquet, and an equally impressive palate with a relaxed mix of black and redcurrant fruit, cedary oak and precisely managed tannins. Rating 94 - Drink by 2025, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (NOV/2014).
This is a good cab. Good enough to make people wonder how such quality can be done at such a price. Well structured, well fruited, varietal and not at all short on character. Blackcurrant, gravel, dark chocolate, olive and peppercorn. Struck by tannin. Another year or two in bottle won’t do it any harm either. Rating 91 - Drink by 2020, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (OCT/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright & youthful – strong purple red.
Lifted aromatics that are unique to Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon – redcurrant, bay leaf / dried herbs and violets with subtle cedar notes from the use of French oak. Bright and pure.
Full flavoured style that has a developing spicy character from new French oak mixed with a medium bodied structure showing lovely red berry fruit freshness and silky tannin drive on the finish. Will benefit from 1yr+ bottle maturation.
Cellar up to 2017.
Medals & Trophies
Silver - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015