T A S T I N G N O T E S B Y S A N D Y H A R P E R C W M
A deep, dark, dense colour with only a hint of a paling rim. The nose greets with blackcurrants and plump black cherries with a distinctive dusty, herbaceous note so typical of the refined taste profile of this high-altitude vineyard. On the palate, the dark fruit lingers with a vibrancy which gives way to smooth, chalky tannins and a lingering aftertaste. This is a fine example of Cabernet Sauvignon from high-altitude, cooler growing conditions, rendering a wine of elegance and poise, rather than the blockbuster style that is more typical of warmer growing conditions. This Cabernet is drinking beautifully now but will reward those with patience.
Optimum Drinking Time: Three to six years.
F O O D P A I R I N G
Cabernet Sauvignon is a tricky food partner. Due to its high tannin structure, you need to be very single-minded when it comes to its partnering needs. Protein, big and preferably cooked ‘rare’. The tannins in the wine will connect with the protein in the meat to create magic – every time. Don’t confuse the Cabernet with creamy or strongflavoured sauces. Keep it simple and this Cabernet will keep the chef crown on your head.
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