Coonawarra. Cabernet. Synonymous, really.
Brand & Sons, Baker’s Run, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawara, 2018
Potent and heady: blackberry and choc/mint slice with a sweet red, musky near-Turkish Delight heart. Saltbush brine provides an intriguing offset. Dusty, mid weight elegance with a shiny bright wink of mod-Oz black polish. Some dark yeasty, chary depth ably supporting an even push of fruit. The mix of American and French oak gives that last sweet kiss and enhances the firm tannins. Finely priced.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Brand and Sons