Elegant, Yarra Valley Cabernet in the luncheon claret mode (not meant to be pejorative or give any indication that it won’t age well) . An earlier pick was necessitated by significant bird strikes on the grapes in 2012.
Has that cherry over blackberry fruit profile that attracts me to many Yarra Valley Cabernets. Certainly on the lighter side. The level of ripeness will work for some and drive away others. Leaf, herbs and a hint of cabbage. Touch of dark chocolate oak flavour. Enticingly textured tannin and enough length. 90+
Region: Yarra Valley
Tasted: April 2014