Rich and velveteen, this Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon is joined with 13% Malbec, flushing out Cab's structural side with plush blueberry, blackberry jam and peppery spice. Ample dusky, brooding spices and extra ample sticky/tacky tannins house the ripe fruit, one that spent a backbone-building year in French oak (13% new). Savoury dark cherry, mint and sultry tobacco lingers on the finish. Though this certainly carries heft, it brings with it an impressive freshness to carry. This will be happy with a few more years in bottle, though showing very well now with airtime.
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