Deep red color. Elegant bouquet with expressive aromas of black fruits like blackcurrants and plums along with spicy notes and hints of freshly cured tobacco. An intense, sophisticated and well-structured abernet Sauvignon with rich tannins, concentrated flavours and persistent finish. An exquisite combination of strength, complexity and elegance. Ideally suited to lamb, spare ribs, grilled steak, game and flavorful hard cheeses.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon "Estate" was aged for 12 months in a mixture of new and used French oak. One of the nicer red offerings in this issue, and pretty well priced as that, this has an earthy note here and there, relatively controlled. It is nicely constructed, steely and focused. Even at this end of the price scale, there is intensity and a backbone, some potential for development as well as some astringency, despite a relatively late release. It is not a sweet and easy wine, which may deceive some purchasers in this price range. There is a lot here to admire at the price. Drink now-2019.
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