Saturday, 20 December 2014

Mason Wines Cellar Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is Mason's top label. Winemaker Anthony Ramatta has been chipping away for a few years now and has produced some smart wines with the '12's demonstrating his capabilities. I had the pleasure of catching up with him a few months ago and he has some very tidy looking '14's in barrel.

Made using French and American oak, cassis, blackcurrant and a touch of blackcurrant jam typically show up. What gets my attention is the mintiness on the front palate which lingers leading to dark chocolate sitting smack bang in the middle. The fruit is generous and just hangs before finishing soft leading to voluptuous tannins.

Give it another year or two to show its best but still, a very good drop.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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