Friday, 12 December 2014

Soul Growers Cellar Dweller Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A bit of a beast from traditional Shiraz country.

The wine spent two years in new French oak (40%) with the remainder in older French. Fruit was sourced from three vineyards, two of which had vines older than 50 years.

Usual Cabernet characters come to play including black and blue fruits and a lick of mint. A dash of spice adds to a subtle oak influence which all contribute to a deep and concentrated wine. Earthy aromas emanate throughout and the oak lingers on the finish. Soft in the mouth, it finishes long with fine tannins.

It's only a 2013 and still tight. Made for the long haul (it is called the Cellar Dweller!!), throw it in a dark place for a few years so it can kick back and relax - up to 20 years.

Very good now and time will only help it shine.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $50
Source: Sample

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