Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Hello once again, I will keep this wine review short and to the point
This wine has been aged under two different barrels, the traditional French Oak, but it has also spent time in old whisky barrels. So what has this method of aging wine done to this particular vintage?
On the nose it represents aromas of menthol, blackcurrant, mint and star anise.
The palate is a rich array of black fruit and is semi sweet for a Cabernet Sauvignon. The tannin structure is a lot softer, and this gives this wine a very medium bodied character. I feel that there is too much fruit representation behind this wine. Although it is not at all unpleasant to drink, there just isn’t quite enough structure through the wine from start to finish. It’s quite rich and nearly borderlines a jammy characteristic with some oak characteristic trying to force their way through but almost unsuccessfully. I feel that it would have been quite a different wine if there was a mixture of new and used French oak in the aging technique, and quite possibly a better wine too giving a bit more tannin and bite through the wine and to settle down the sweet rich fruit which gets carried away.
Drink: Now to 2018