Longview Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Maturation for 18 months in new and old (seasoned) French oak.

Longview, Devil’s Elbow, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills, 2016

Upon opening, the oak makes for a sweet experience, but a little oxygen gives life giving breath to the black cherry, blackberry, mulberry, sweet Easter bun spice, soft/dusty chalk with distinct earthy undergrowth and capsicum notes. Slick palate with fine silky tannins. There’s a fine, restrained structure underneath the polished fruit. A hint of tarry warmth gives a devil’s grin of cheekiness. Eminently enjoyable, just a little too up front for top points.

RRP: $30
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Longview Vineyard

 

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