Since 1987, the Hill-Smith family has counted itself amongst those fortunate enough to produce an estate grown Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. To own a vineyard upon that famous terra rossa soil over limestone is the holy grail of all Cabernet Sauvignon purists. Experimentation, innovation, minimalist intervention and small batch winemaking has resulted in The Menzies’ reputation as one of the best wines of its type to emerge from the region – a wine of longevity, elegance and structure.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Good depth and hue to the colour; the complex bouquet and even more complex palate puts cassis fruit, oak and savoury tannins in that order until the very finish, when the fruit makes a resurgent comeback. James Halliday, Rating 95, 29th July 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Full depth with a red crimson hue.
The bouquet is of medium to full intensity with bright berry and plum fruits with a seaspray tang that is typical of Yalumba The Menzies.
The palate is full bodied and rich, opening with plush red fruits yielding a textured mid-palate and yielding to a lengthy finish.
Enjoy with a pomegranate and fennel glazed rack of Limestone Coast lamb.