🥰 In line with such a good vintage, the first impression is all about berry fruits – blackberry, mulberry and red currant, sitting over the usual Ribbon Vale vineyard stamp which we think of as leather and eucalypt. 🍸This is not to say the wine is simple but rather there is a bright, buoyant note to the aromas, as each of the varieties in the blend signal their presence. 👀Long term barrel age has built in tarry characters and a very light touch of toasty oak, ensuring the typical Cabernet Sauvignon complexities.
Similarly, the fruit flavours reveal themselves, filling the front and mid-palate with lots of berries and dark jubes. 🌈A firm structure sits underneath, with acidity that brightens the flavours, 😍plus Ribbon Vale’s dense tannin providing a concentrated platform on the finish. The oak is light touch right at the end.