Cabernet Sauvignon doesn’t have to be expensive to be good and there are plenty of examples around in the category of ‘very good’ without being expensive. And on that note I present to you…this one.
It is a ‘full-of-fruit’ style of wine in every facet and this is what was intended. Take your pick of some colourful fresh fruits. It’ll give you blackberries, black cherries, red fruits to a lesser extent adding a juicy lift to the wine, and lush plums all playing a part. There is some oak in there adding a spicy touch rather than it’s own character and the finish is really smooth, and I mean really smooth.
Now, I have to say, it comes close to being full bodied which, for the price and the fruit forward nature of this wine, is bloody good considering the price.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not a complex bugger of a Cabernet that is going to set the world on fire but it is, without a doubt, a crowd pleaser and, most importantly, a ‘Tony’ pleaser.
They are out of stock of this vintage on the website so if you see it in any bottle shop, buy one, buy six or buy the lot! You can’t go wrong.
Region: Clare Valley, SA Price: $14 (often discounted) Source: Sample