A stylistic wine in that it shows the Oceania region’s telltale passion fruit aromas along with those of green pepper. Quite a lot of citrus to the palate, but also a touch of green bean and pith. Dry and stony on the finish, with light but cleansing acidity. Imported by Portet Wine Selections.
Toast and black pepper aromas are deep and broad. This is a muscular wine, pretty burly but not overly rich, with flavors of cassis, raspberry and toast balanced by black pepper and herb. Very nice; 350 cases produced. Imported by Portet Wine Selections.
Smells fairly intense, like blackberry and meat, but tastes cool and crisp. It’s not a rich deep wine; some might even call it light bodied. Me? I think the cherry/ black cherry characteristics on the palate will strike some as medicinal, but I liked them just fine. Imported by Portet Wine Selections.
The wine’s lactic/cheese aroma right out of the bottle was a turn off, but it blew with time to reveal rosy, raspberry prettiness on the nose. The same notes continue on the palate, where there’s also black cherry in a supporting role, and a mineral-smooth feel. 41% Cab, 34% Shiraz, 25% Merlot. Imported by Portet Wine Selections.
Disappointing, because it’s obvious that this Cab was made by people who know their stuff. Smells dirty; plum and cherry fruit on the palate is a little sour; the mouthfeel is both creamy and chalky. Finishes with chalk and an herbal bite.
Aromas and flavors of almond and peanut shells dominate through the midpalate, at which point bright lemon notes rush in. Another reviewer found the wine a bit green, with asparagus or green bean accents. Imported by Cannon Wines Limited.