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.
|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.|
|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|