Sister's Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ML

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Sister's Run Bethlehem Block Cabernet  Sauvignon 2019 750ML

Barossan cabernet with a firm hand on the tiller. This red wine is a kind of luxury in the world of cabernet’s tendency to dourness. Yet whilst there’s the generosity of fruit flavour there’s not the lack of tannin and requisite acidity; the wine remains - under the hand on the tiller - evenly keeled. Steak Anglais, with English Mustard. Deviled Kidneys? Croque Monsieur. No: a good Steak au Poivre with mash would be best.

Colour: Purple and bright; dark-ruby; buoyant and alive.

Nose: Blueberry fruit aromatics - very pert and forward. Cassis, freshly bottled and full of blackberry fruit. A hint of mint - which cabernet must always have. And then after a second glass, that waft of underplayed oak spice, that is all too-easily and properly incorporated into the cabernet’s fruit depth.

Palate: Cabernet’s innate reserve and tannic gruffness is here matched with the Barossa’s generosity of spirit. They suit each other well. There’s initial fruit profundity - all blue and blackberry at the height of a perfect season. Then there comes that extra Barossan dimension providing some ripeness and some graininess and some of those older smoother and broader tannins. The palate is structured, and acidity plays its part well, ending cleanly.

ABV: 14.5%

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