d’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
If you like generous and fruity Cabernet, this is really very hard to beat. The Osborn family are indefatigable when it comes to looking after the more traditional wines in their vast range, just as they are at trying something new. The High Trellis fruit comes from some very old vineyards in the McLaren Vale and as to its pedigree… the wine has won a Jimmy Watson trophy for the 1969 vintage.
As usual d’Arenberg are all about getting the best out of their fruit, old oak is key here, and this vintage was no different. The red currant fruit sits amongst sage, cedar and earth notes and there is a menthol edge here too. The tannins are fine and shapely in the mouth. As the elegantly bodied wine moves along the palate it finishes long, plush and is quite irresistible.
Quickie review «Flavourful, juicy, and definitely good company.»
Country of Origin: Australia Date: May 2016 Price: AUD 18 | £ 11 | Drink: Now – 5+ years Needs food: no Source: tasting