A brief look at the website shows that the fruit for the wine was grown 50kms north east of Bendigo, in a little town called Serpentine, where I spent a couple of years of my life growing up. This wine so called for the all the miraculous things that occur in the winery for Graeme and Cameron Leith. 16 months in French oak.
Passing Clouds, The Angel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bendigo, 2015
Powerful and expressive nose: dried herb, prune, blackcurrant, blueberry, licorice and sweet cedar. As expected: a full palate driven by those dark and blue fruits yet there’s an undeniable earthy, stark quality like mashed potato. Oak tannin rumbles with the fruit without drying the palate completely (the blueberry soars sails through like Steven Bradbury). Finishes a touch spirituous (no pun intended): will see a 5-10 year cellaring window without any worldly concern.
Wine sample courtesy of Passing Clouds