Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. screwcap
Outstanding young colour, deep black purple with crimson flashes.
Surprising then that this wine is silky and approachable. It is quite opulent. Dry grown (completely non irrigated) fruit with considerable concentration. Exotic, blackcurrant fruit. But in a warm climate style. I might pick this for a cool vintage wine from McLaren Vale, or another warm Australian region, but not the Yarra Valley.
Interesting certainly. But not profound, lacks balance, not food friendly at all. Hard to drink, rather than taste, and that isn’t due to its age. Nevertheless good value. And I’d sure it would upstage many more well known and more expensive Australian cabernets in a tasting. $19