I did a double take after having a look at this wine. Not only was I impressed with what was in the glass, I nearly fell off my stool when I realised this was only $23.
In my head I thought this would pass as a $35 wine easy, and I'd pay that without batting an eyelid. But when I realised the price, whoa!
Big juicy fruit is served up. Blueberries, some blackberry, casis, olives and a smattering of the old eucalypt trait courtesy of the Coonawarra.
Quite soft and engaging, the flavours keep giving. Voluptuous tannins entice another snip. The wine spent 30 months in French oak in a mix of new, one, two and older barrels. A soft touch of well integrated oak evident.
Ready to drink now with a few years of age already under its belt or it will cellar comfortably for ten.
I certainly would buy this wine. No question.
Who: DiGiorgio Family Wines
What: Cabernet Sauvignon (14% alc)