Cradle McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon
These 2011 McLaren Vale wines are looking great, which means McLaren Vale faired much better than most other regions in Australia. This more medium-bodied style of cab sav shows lots of cassis, plums and mocha on the nose, along woth a hint of star anise spice. The palate is a tad tight, with appealing dark berry and choc-coated plum flavours, some fine and subtly grippy tannins, and a taut, spicy-edged finish. This will benefit from further cellaring, or a good decant before dinner.
This McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant red in colour, the nose carries tones of blackberry and blueberry fruits with a hint of chocolate. The palate carries elements of black currant and plum, with a liquorice edge. The wine is finely structured with balanced tannins and acidity, it is ready for immediate enjoyment but will also cellar brilliantly for up to 7 years.