A blend of Mount Barker vineyards Karri Oak and Windy Hill with a dash of Frankland River Malbec (3%) added for seasoning. 18 months maturation in French oak barriques (30% new).
West Cape Howe, Book Ends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Barker, 2018
Blackberry preserve, blackcurrant with crushed mint leaf, grated dark choc, gum nut, bay leaf, violet blossom, cedar oak and a little cigar ash. Modern styling with a fruit forward approach: polished, bright and lifted. Mesh tannins abound with no spill over the ramrod straight lines. Manages the alcohol well with a fresh minty, varietal finish.
Rating: 18.5/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of West Cape Howe Wines