Chapel Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon and McLaren Vale. Does it work as a recognised regional match? Not always, but there are always exceptions.

Chapel Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale, 2015

image is 2014, but livery remains the same

Smells first of McLaren Vale dark berries then archetypal cabernet. There’s pencils, moist earth, leafy blackberry, bramble, anise, black olive and sweeter cedary oak on the nose. The palate is similar, but with darker edges of a road-worthy asphalt and flyscreen-mesh tannins. The  finish is somewhat waxy yet long, with a touch of warmth and generosity of oak.  Will easily handle a few years in the cellar

RRP: $30
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 16.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of Chapel Hill

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