I’m not a fan of being sneaky when it comes to serving wine to my wife. 99 times out of 100, I’ll tell her what wine she is about to taste. However, sometimes it’s necessary not to as long as it’s for a good reason, to get an unbiased response and to introduce her to a variety she frequently turns her nose up at. Yep, Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that my wife struggles to warm to.
I’ll get to the point shall I? When I tried this wine, I knew she had to try it. Bearing in mind, I didn’t tell her I was trying this wine nor did I tell her what the wine was, the variety or where it originated. Well, let me tell you…she liked it…a lot! So much so, she had a glass with dinner (she didn’t go back for a second because it was a school night).
Quite aromatic. Fresh blackcurrants, a bit of charry oak and a slight hint of sweet oak on the nose. Plenty of flavour on offer too. Dark fruits mainly with a good and complementary lighter fruit influence making it not so, sort of jammy (it’s not the right word because it’s not jammy, but I can’t think of another descriptor). Being a chocoholic, I loved the dark chocolate character too. This wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the delicately fine tannins and great length on the better than medium bodied palate.
I very much enjoyed this wine and, with my wife the ‘Cabernet Courtier’ being impressed, this may not be the last bottle I see in our home.
Region: Cowra, NSW Price: $35 Source: Sample thanks to Windowrie & Define Wine