Charles Melton is renowned for his bold yet elegant, Barossan reds and his benchmarking style of rosé, The Rosé of Virginia. Charles Melton Nine Popes, the Chateauneuf du Pape styled blend of old vine Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre is one of Australia’s leading GSMs. This Krondorf Village dry-grown Cabernet has all the Cabernet hallmarks. Cedary, chocolate enriches ripe and sweet blackcurrant fruit and mint and more savoury olive notes.
With 26 months in oak, there is a spicy seam of vanilla bolstering the already full body. The generous fruit hits mid palate to culminate in a juicy, spicy, chocolate fruit cake finish. The Crown Village should be on your cellar candidate list along with the better known Melton reds and I would suggest a few years before opening or a double decant now if you cannot wait. Food is a must and a special Sunday roast lunch would be just right.
Quickie review « Ever so rich, muscular, spicy, savoury, cellar »
Country of Origin: Australia Date: 2014 Price: $44 Drink: 5-10+ years Source: sample