Two or three years ago now I went to a wine tasting in Hobart. All the wines were Tasmanian. Two gentlemen walked in the door, stopped, and while looking at the catalogue, one uttered the words (something like), “I won’t be trying any of the Cabernets,” the other one said, “I don’t know why they don’t just pull it all out.” I can’t remember which Cabernets were available for tasting at the time but I was so tempted to tell them that this particular Tasmanian Cabernet Sauvignon has been in the Langton’s Classification (Outstanding Section) for a number of years!
Yes, it’s 10 years old but gee I like the youthful edginess it still possesses. Lovely, rich, dark berry fruits, a little herbal touch and the oak is still present in a gloriously comfortable way. There’s quite a savouriness to it but something of a sweet element as well which complements it nicely. The palate sits perfectly in the medium bodied zone, and the tannins present a little drying on the long finish but have the support of the quality fruit I mentioned earlier.
Elegant, refined and gentlemanly, this is a lovely example of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon. I reckon those two fellows would be eating their words if they tried this wine.
Region: Coal River Valley, Tasmania Price: $110 Source: Sample thanks kindly to Domaine A