Thus named due to the inherent nature of Cabernet Sauvignon having plenty of fruit up front..and plenty of tannin at the end. Not much in the middle. Not sure that’s entirely fair for poor old Cabernet.
West Cape Howe, Book Ends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Barker 2014
18 months in French oak. Dense, almost opaque and staining the glass. Almost reeks of purple and black fruits: juicy blackberries and plump plums. Cool boysenberry ice-cream rounds out the fruit spectrum. A touch of charred oak and a little sweet tobacco for interest. Fruit goes on, exquisite length. Blackcurrant, soft tobacco earthiness and black olive salty character all wrapped neatly in tight, fine tannins. Class of fruit is evident and excellent value for under $30.
Wine sample courtesy of West Cape Howe Wines