It’s hard to believe this vineyard is located just 7 kilometres from the Indian Ocean with its maritime breeze blowing through the vineyard providing the perfect climate for this medium-weight Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.
Much to my drinking pleasure, I found this wine to be a little old-world in style.
With its dark dusty red fruit wafting up from the glass with its discrete oak bound tight with herbs begins to slowly unfold finding its way to the back palate.
Not overpowering the wine but enhancing the ripe fruit as it opened up, to show the well-balanced dusty tannins that filled the mouth with deep flavoured fruit.
The wine is drinking well after an hour in the decanter however I would give a year or two in the cellar as I believe this to be a serious Australian Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Bon vivant.
Breaking all the rules I enjoyed this wine with pan-fried duck breast topped with caramelised onions on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.