Longview Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Named after a treacherous bend in the road in the Adelaide Hills. Luckily I had #MrsDrew driving on my last visit. Responsible to have a designated driver. 18 months new and old (seasoned) French oak).

Longview, Devil’s Elbow, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills, 2014

Evokes a “yeah….Cabernet” nose. Pencil, black olive, old leather, cassis, blackberry, wafts of eucalyptus. Ready to rock and roll. 2.5 years under the belt and it explodes out of the blocks. Savoury/sweet umami characters that mesh well with the black fruit. The oak is a spice veneer that already feels like it’s shot its wad and the smoky remnants underline the rosewater and olives. Adelaide Hills drying, subtle tannin hits the inside of the bottom lip, instinctively you swipe your tongue right to left to increase the saliva. Ready to go right now.

RRP: $29.50
Alc: 14%
Rating: 17.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Longview Vineyard

 

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