I often re-read my review of a previous vintage of a wine to get into the groove before tasting/writing and in the case of the 2015 edition of this wine enjoy some of my own preamble. Tall poppy syndrome be damned!
This release has updated livery to acknowledge the Peerick Vineyard in Moonambel. The winery is about to roll onto the 2017.
Mitchell Harris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pyrenees, 2016
15% whole bunch (not something usually discussed in Cabernet making) gives up a slightly damp blackberry and blood plum fruit profile. Carries that distinct “warming iron” character with elements of red toffee apple and fresh turned earth. Medium bodied on the palate with a ripping length that doesn’t wane or fade for quite some time. A cooling, refreshing just minty finish (more eucalypt?) and easy black fruits. The tannins wrap the package, as would a swaddling cloth. A bolter out of the gates and a stayer for some time. Bravo Johnno Harris.
Wine sample courtesy of Mitchell Harris