Vibrant crimson red. Soars brazenly, immediately cabernet – tomato relish/chutney and cassis on the nose. Other fruits edge forward for shelf-space – yellow fleshed plum (El Dorado?) and ripe persimmon. Intriguingly, other less assertive aromatics offer more complexity: sage soaked in butter/oil (pre-saltimbocca preparation); olive leaf/turmeric spices, caper brine. Reticent oak (cedar) noted – manifested as a seasoned/maturation character. The palate is medium-bodied; elegantly framed. No mid-palate deficiencies! Blackcurrant and plum fruits sit alongside mocha/chocolate/walnut flavours. Oak? A genteel (washed, older oak) character – affording a maturation, not a flavour imprint. Mouth-watering with fine, rounded/polished tannins. In sharp palate contrast – a finessed, varietally-driven alternative to the muscular and Grange-like Bin 707 Cabernet.
|Region||Australia, South Australia|