McLaren Vale, South Australia
14.5%, screwcap, around $26
Deep crimson. A cedary bouquet. On the palate my initial impressions were of dark brooding fruit fused with bright acidity and finishing with grippy tannins. With more time in the decanter hints of red berry emerged and the tannins transformed, becoming delightfully slippery, as if they were coated by the sublime fruit. A silky mouthfeel also became more pronounced. A gorgeous wine - 95.
This wine won the trophy for best Cabernet and best wine of show at the 2007 McLaren Vale Wine Show. These results were clearly well deserved.