Passing Clouds The Angel 2016

16 months in French oak. Passing Clouds have their cellar door at picturesque Musk in Central Victoria, while maintaining vineyards further north around the gold mining heritage rich soils of Bendigo. At this stage, there’s no sign on the website as to when this will be released, so I suggest contacting Passing Clouds directly if you’re keen on the wine.

Passing Clouds, The Angel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bendigo, 2016

First up is the sweet caramel oak that cedes to savoury/earthy green and black olives before fruit lines of black currant, blueberry, tarry asphalt and hints of leafy spearmint. Inky yet elegant black and blue fruit with Turkish coffee bitterness. Chewy, chewy tannins with a tinkling of heat. 10+ years in the cellar won’t put a dent in this wine.

RRP: $53
Alc: 14%
Rating: 17.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Passing Clouds

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