Sam Brand is the latest custodian of the Brand brand after 6 generations. Image is cork, Australian edition is under screwcap.
Brand & Sons, Single Barrel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawara, 2018
Choc mint fullness with large, ripe pulpy blackberry, big oak shavings, chomped cigar end, dark/moist turned earth, vanilla oak. Muscular, powerful but showing a svelteness. Brooding dark fruit but still leaving a delicate footfall. Dusty tannins (and plenty of them) through a long, flavour tail. Very good with intense concentration, just a little warm and oaky for true excellence.
Rating: 18/20 (92/100)
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