Margaret River is not the only wine region on this big island continent of ours where Shiraz plays second fiddle to an apparently more ‘noble’ grape, Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a shame really. I say that only because it’s almost a bit of a slap in the face to those who had the confidence to plant the variety in Margaret River knowing it was suited. For fear of stating the obvious, they wouldn’t have wasted their time planting it if it wasn’t going to produce quality grapes for quality wines like this one.
It’s a youthful, rich purple colour in the glass and this youthfulness is evident right across every facet of the wine. The aromas are abundantly fruitful, a little spicy and very inviting. A generous, fresh palate of juicy dark berries present immediately, complimented by smooth tannins and a gentle oak influence. It has a nice little savoury edge, a textural feel and good carry on the finish. This is good…really good!
Region: Margaret River, WA Price: $30 Source: Sample thanks kindly to https://clandestinevineyards.com.au/ and https://savvycomms.ninja/