Sunday, 4 August 2019

Ridgemill Estate Black Dog Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

There's a feeling among some Granite Belt winemakers that Cabernet is the the best variety suited to the region. I can't say I'm in that camp, but gee, this release from Ridgemill Estate is a belter!

Smart Cabernet from a place you'd least expect. Drop this beside some classic Coonawarra labels, as I did, and it stands tall. Most recently, it has won a swag of gold medals and trophies too.

Blackberry jam, dried green herbs and a cheeky mintiness all lead the charge. Dense and dark fruit with juicy blackberries and cassis at the fore fill the mouth with ease. A deft touch of aniseed and licorice bullets rush late with firm cocoa tannins to close. It's a joy to drink and will live long.

Drink to 15 years+

95/100

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $50
Source: Sample

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