Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Dark cherry red with a crimson hue. The bouquet is elegant and inviting, notes of cedar and licorice combine with rich, ripe cassis, violets and the quintessential Coonawarra “sea spray” note. The palate opens with a burst of cassis and mocha. It is structural, yet generous, dark and brooding with restraint and the promise of enjoyment for years to come. The tannins are sublime, giving an insight to the ageability of this wine, yet in its youth, it is enjoyable as an elegant full-bodied red wine. This has attractive notes of spiced currants, blueberries, chocolate and violets. The palate has a taut feel with a composed, dense and slightly creamy edge to the fresh, fine and long tannins. This is a very fresh, youthful and focused expression of classic cabernet sauvignon. All here. Drink or hold. Shimmering ruby. Displays lush aromas of ripe cherry and cassis, plus hints of cured tobacco, cedary oak and candied flowers. Broad and pliant on the palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit, baking spice and cola flavors that shows supple texture and a late touch of spiciness. Smooth tannins build slowly on the persistent finish, which is framed by velvety, even tannins.