Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Hollick Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
The best of everything has been thrown into this. A bit of a gutsy beast and some time in the glass helps it find its feet. Give it a good decant - it was singing as a result. I tasted this three days on and it was still dancing proudly.
Built for the long haul it spent 18 months in oak and presents leafy, capsicum and expected cassis characters though the alcohol still protrudes. Pencil shavings and earthy characters roll on by. Acid and tannin holds together in sync on the back end - nicely balanced. Quite a moreish wine I must say. One for little sips and lots of thought and a nice piece of meat.
Drink now or cellar for a decade plus.
94/100 - Very good
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