HEDONIST CABERNET 2016

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Raymond Chan
SKU
HDCB201610 UCNZ
NZ$29.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
NZ$29.99 Per item
A cracking Cabernet Sauvignon from the Willunga foothills of the McLaren Vale, from a wine maker dedicated to sustainable & biodynamic practices. Matured for 18 months in French and American oak barrels, loaded with flavours of plum and blackcurrant, wrapped up in tight, earthen tannins. This is a restrained, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated, lingering flavours.
A cracking Cabernet Sauvignon from the Willunga foothills of the McLaren Vale, from a wine maker dedicated to sustainable & biodynamic practices. Matured for 18 months in French and American oak barrels, loaded with flavours of plum and blackcurrant, wrapped up in tight, earthen tannins. This is a restrained, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with concentrated, lingering flavours.

Scores & Reviews

18 / 20

Raymond Chan

Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with some purple hues on the rim. The nose is tightly bound with a firm heart of ripe blackcurrant fruit along with cassis liqueur, entwined with fresh and dark herbs, a little mint and a suggestion of eucalyptus. This is well-proportioned and possesses depth and density. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion with a tight and deep core of sweetly ripe blackcurrant fruit with cassis liqueur interwoven with mint and dark herb notes. The fruit is stylishly restrained, and supported by fine-grained tannin structure and grip, with lacy acidity, lending some firmness. The wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a restrained, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with classical blackcurrant and cassis varietal character, fine, firm tannins and freshness. Match with herb-marinated lamb and beef dishes over the next 5-6 years. Estate fruit from the Willunga foothills, vines 20 y.o., fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 15% new French oak.