1 review for ‘The Villain’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  1. Anthony Janus

    The Villain, Cabernet, is a beautifully balanced wine, with a welcoming aroma to each sip and packed full of flavour. I have always opened my Hugh Hamilton Cabernet in its earliest years and have never been disappointed. Lovely colour and wonderful long finish. I have no doubt with a few more years on the clock, this wine will continue to develop in complexity. For all cabernet fans, the Villain is a must!

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The Villain Tasting Notes

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The Villain Tasting Notes

Vintage 2018
Region MCLAREN VALE
Winemaker's Notes The Cabernet from the Black Sheep Block is lighter 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.
Drink 2-8 years
Bouquet A sultry-dusty perfume as dense as a fairy tale forest. Damp earth, dark fruits, and wild herbs. Smoky split timber, cracked black pepper, palm sugar and cranberries.
Palate Fresh, focused, and inescapably Cabernet. The fine tannin finish refreshes, readies for the next sip.
Food Match Roast beef short ribs, sautéed wild mushrooms with fresh parsley
Analysis ALC: 14.8% TA: 6.8 PH: 3.74 RS: <2.0g/L