Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
The brilliant maritime climes of McLaren Vale yield a richly styled Cabernet wine of penetrating fruit characters and firm but assuaging tannins. The people behind Pertaringa are amongst the most eminent Australian wine industry identities, viticulture on the Pertaringa vineyards however, remains a very hands on affair. Vines are closely managed for trim harvests of small but intensely flavoured Cabernet grapes, a concentration of berry characters in the juices and a measure of solid yet refined tannins within the skins.
Dark garnet colour. Dense aromas of blackberry and sweet black plum, violets and cassis are complemented by hints of dried herbs and lavender. Exquisitely balanced palate brimming with cassis and dark bramble flavours, dark currants and green varietal herbaceous notes, supported by broad, grippy licorice tannins. A match to roast rosemary lamb.