Oh yes!!! It is a good time to be enthusiastic.
This is one of the best little Cab-Sav’s you’ll find for under $20.00. The Coonawarra region is most recognised for its Cabernet grape. If you recall back to my previous post about ‘terrior’, then you’ll understand that this region provides some of the best climates and soil for this particular grape to grow in, as Cabernet likes a warm temperature but nothing too extreme. Anyway, we should move onto this wine, and what a beauty it is!
So, what do you get for your $20.00? You will find scents of blackcurrant, ripe cherry, and tobacco upfront, though this does ease off as the wine is left to breathe. On the palate, it is more representative of nice ripe cherries, and hints of plum encased in a somewhat tight knit tannin, but nothing that is too overpowering.
This wine hints that it can be more than just a sit down and consume wine, but not to worry if you want a good Cabernet Sauvignon to accompany your roast lamb or duck, then this wine will do the job nicely as it is drinking well now. However, with patience, you will get another 10, maybe 15 years out of this wine, if cellared properly.
If you love a good Cabernet Sauvignon, then give this wine a look. Made by one of the oldest wine names in Australia, and still family owned, the Yalumba Menzies is a prime example of what good Cabernet is, and what’s even better, you can get it at an affordable price.
The SA Wine Guy