The Villain

Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 - NEW VINTAGE

Renowned as one of the world’s great red grapes, Cabernet arguably finds its greatest expression in the maritime climate of Bordeaux. McLaren Vale is warmer and drier, but shares those maritime conditions. Cabernet is characterized by small, dark, tough skinned berries, which produce long-lived wines of intense colour and firm tannins

Vegan friendly

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This "bad boy" is the real deal. One taste and you're going to need more. And that is criminal! - Dirk

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Seamless process from order to delivery. As to the wine itself, couldn’t be happier. It was delicious - Kim

93 Points - Wine Pilot

Winemaker's Notes

The Cabernet from the Black Sheep Block is fleet on its feet, having more high tone perfume and exotic spices. Comparatively, the Cabernet grown at Cellar Block tends more toward weight and texture. Careful blending of the two blocks produces a wine of both presence and elegance. This is the Villain.

Bouquet & Palate

Intense varietal lift. Brambly black fruit backed with sliced cayenne, paprika, green olives, and roast chestnut. A garden of lift; Dried thyme, oregano, and effusive florals sprouting exotically throughout. Sandalwood, cinnamon, and rose. Split stone, graphite, and blood. Supple, muscular, taut, poised.

Food Match

Roast beef short ribs, sautéed wild mushrooms with fresh parsley