Barossa Valley Cabernet can be misunderstood and it’s rarely held up as the flagship of the region, except for one or two examples. This is a quality, well priced Cabernet that holds its own against many other regions.
Hentley Farm, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley 2015
Deep blackberry and cigar box aromas, light choc, good Barossa cabernet red fruit, gunsmoke with the right amount of cedary oak balance. Medium to full palate, with tart black fruits and cassis, lingering chocolate, a touch of peppery spice and sandy, grumbling tannins. Not over oaked, it retains a savoury elegance. It comes across quite assured of itself and finishes with a steely, ferrous quality. Plenty to like here.
Wine sample courtesy of Hentley Farm