Posted on July 6th, 2011
I’m a real Cab fan, from the structured austere styles of the Médoc to the Ribena-esque blackcurrant of Chile and the iron filings of Coonawara.
It has the classic Cabernet cassis, plenty of blackcurrant, which is backed up with a nice acidity and good tannic grip. Superb balance, no one aspect of it overshadowing another.
Overall, quite a rich wine, hedonistic. Great with hard cheeses, particularly Parmesan and BBQ.
Tasted blind I would have put this as a 2001, the flavours all being nicely integrated and secondary flavours starting to come through (violets, prunes, black tea) but in another year or two this will really sing.
Available from Curious Wines for €15 (20% off – €12 for the month of July)