Here is another well presented drop from Coonawarra's DiGiorgio Family Wines.
A blend of Merlot (47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (41%) and Cabernet Franc (12%), throw it into a decanter and give it a good thrashing. After being resuscitated with some air, some good fruit characters spring into action.
The wine spent 30 months in a mix of new and old French and American oak prior to release.
I was taken by the dark purple colour. Not short on action, there are plenty of minty, leafy and stalky characters. Toss in some blackberry fruit, cedary and vanillin oak and you can start to get the picture.
There is some fruit sweetness and all is wrapped up with a drying finish and great length.
A good blend which would suit roasted meats well.
The DiGiorgio wines are well priced and this is yet another example.
Who: Di Giorgio Family Wines
What: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc (14% alc)