Thursday, 3 November 2022

Dappled Traditions Cabernets 2020


Shaun Crinion, the owner and winemaker of Dappled Wines, sure knows how to slap together a smart wine. A chilled out dude, he is quite considerate about his craft. This Cabernets is a top drink and screams value - as do all of his wines.

Crinion could throw another $10 on the price tag and he would still sell out. Although unavailable through the website, you can still track it down in retail land. 

A blend of Cabernet and Cabernet Franc (82/18), 20% whole bunches were used. A riot of choc mint and blackberries, barbecued and roasted capsicums add some neat savoury appeal. Long and drawn out, there is a lot to like about its flow and carry. Possessing a cooling presence in the mouth, it feels sophisticated without the high brow. A fabulous wine and one that will reward medium term cellaring, this is a label well worth putting on your radar.

Drink to eight years.


Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $38
Source: Sample

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