Thursday, 25 April 2019

St Anne's Winery Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon 2017



I've seen plenty of Heathcote Shiraz but rarely Cabernet. I do like what the red Cambrian soils do with Shiraz in that part of the world.

These Cabernet vines will be 20 years old in 2019. This saw 30% new French oak and 30% seasoned oak for 10 months.

A good Cabernet all up showing pleasing varietal characteristics. Dark fruits shower the mouth with some bitter dark chocolate, cigar box and roasted peppers. Some dry herbs rear their head but none of the mint you'd assume to be present. Oak plays its hand well without being overdone. There are shades of caramel late. A sapping dryness the parting gift on a long finish. A little similar to the Merlot where I feel that it just lacks some energy to pick up the mood. Still, I'm feeling like a roast beef.

Drink now to eight years.

88/100

Region: Heathcote
RRP: $24
Source: Sample

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