This is a solid McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the rustic, earthy flavours of the region with robust character and smooth, velvety richness. It captures the essence of the soil, climate, geology and romance of the region.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep inky red with magenta and dark plum hues.
The bouquet intense and powerful with rich earthy herbs, wet clay and smoky ground coffee. It has obvious fresh oak with an herbaceous background of mint and tomato leaf.
The palate is uncompromising with youthful blackcurrants and cassis flowing onto the early palate then slowly unfolding to reveal layers of coconut, herbs, oak and smoky tobacco. As the flavours build on the tongue they become more complex showing characters of spiced pudding, licorice and roasted coffee beans. It's firm rich and full with a dry finish and lingering savoury aftertaste. It has solid tannins that give a big chewy sensation and then finish with a chocolaty smoothness.
Enjoy with a rare rib eye steak or continental smoked sausage. It's rich and powerful with dominant characters that need strongly flavoured gravy or sauces.
This is a big youthful Cabernet that will reward cellaring for up to 10 years. The raw power will become more rounded and bottle age will add complexity and texture.