A Mother’s Day treat last Sunday with Roast Lamb. An initial aroma of H2S which I sometimes get with Henschke reds. Took a while to blow off. Some Animale and vegetal notes amongst the raspberry, earth and spice. After a few hours aromas of ground coffee. However the wonderful supple palate overwhelmed any negativity from the nose. Sweet and earthy with those liquid velvet tannins - a product of ancient vines, the oldest of which are 160 years old. An inner core which will carry this through to the 2030s. I decided to open this as the exceptional 2016 has just been released for sale at the princely sum of $890AUD. I won’t be buying at that price but I’m sure they will sell the lot with or without the Chinese market. — 5 days ago
This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia.
Showing black fruits with chocolate notes, vanilla, oak, tobacco, licorice, earth, cocoa, mocha, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Dry and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity and a nice mouthfeel.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.
Nice finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Rich and extracted.
Feels like a young California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasty right out of the bottle and better with airtime.
14% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 18 days ago
Deep dark in color. Great depth. Lovely. — 7 days ago
Dark cherry, cigar box, leather, plum. Not overly high in tannin. Good acidity with average heat. Complex build. — 12 days ago
Was blown away with the layers of acid and fruit... easy to mistake for Alsace grand cru. — 16 days ago