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
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
Wine sample courtesy of Chapel Hill