2008 Saint & Sinner Cabernet Sauvignon

Wrattonbully 14.5% Screwcap $26

Wrattonbully isn’t the most well known GI within Australia, but a little brand called Tapanappa may change that in time. It’s situated between the better known Coonawarra and Padthaway regions and its vineyards are mostly planted on terra rossa soil. So, the Saint & Sinner project’s choice to source the fruit for their Cabernet Sauvignon from the area would seem like a fairly good one.

This is a step up from the Shiraz although it still lacks the quality of the Pinot Gris. It’s all rather accessible, with sweet coconut oak, blackcurrants and red berries edging towards a cordial like character. Tannins are quite adequate but hardly demanding. The acidity is a touch spiky for my liking but it did settle down over three days of tasting.

It’s only just above medium bodied and it should hold without necessarily improving over the next five or so years. Not a wine that excited me greatly and given what else is out there, not really worth its full recommended retail price…but it’s not bad drinking.

Winery website- www.saintandsinner.com.au/

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