Terrific Aussie Cab! Lovely concentration and typicité, oozing crunchy bluebrries and creme de cassis. Enough acidity, minerality, umami, focus and restraint to satisfy my classical/traditional preferences.
Decanted 2 hours. Screw cap. Aromas of dark berry fruit, spice, hints of tobacco, vanilla, herbs. The palate is terrific - balance, softening tannins, length. It makes you want to take just another sip every time. After more than 5 hours in the decanter, it was still going strong. Wonderful wine now, but there's no rush here.
Really great cabernet - decadent whilst still maintaining balance, and full of character and complexity. Blackcurrant dominates, supported by plums and dark cherry, dark chocolate, a touch of eucalypt, background cedar and vanilla from oak, and closing a hint of dark olive.
Tannins are softening but still present and supportive. Will keep for another decade but it's hard to see it being any better than now.
Easter with McG Family; 4/3/2015-4/5/2015 (Gerroa): A nicely developed fragrance with red berries supported by earthy cedary complexity. Similar flavours, pure ripe red berries with a lovely rich cedary streak. Maybe a little more developed than expected but only makes it more attractive. Classically stylish with superb structure and very fine long finish. Beautiful wine.
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