When I first tasted this wine, I couldn’t help but think, this is Cabernet and a serious one at that. Don’t get me wrong, there is a seriousness about it but, the more I tasted it (and I couldn’t help but do that), it seemed more of a relaxed style. When I say ‘relaxed’, I don’t mean ‘laid back in the chair, feet up on the desk’ relaxed, more of ‘I’ll just go about my business’ relaxed. Well, I like the way this wine goes about its business with such ease and sense of style, and a measured level of confidence too.
This says “Hello Cabernet” the moment you swirl the glass and take in the aromas. Gorgeous black fruits coupled with a herbal/leafy note start the show. Abundantly flavoured on the palate where blackberries, blackcurrants and a juicy plum fleshiness fills out the mid-palate nicely. It is medium bodied, smooth and quite lush enabling it to be enjoyed now but has the fruit quality, lovely oak feels and fine yet structurally supportive tannins to sit comfortably in your cellar.
Region: Yarra Valley, Vic Price: $80 Source: Sample thanks kindly to Levantine Hill