One of the trio of entry level Cabernet from Brand’s Laira. From 2022 vintage on, Brooke Blair is Lead Winemaker.
Brand’s Laira, The Barrelman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawara, 2018
Garnet red with brightly hued rims. Fragrant aromas with violets, cassis, blood plum, bluestone gravel, new leather couch and choc/mint. Lifted, with firm fine tannins giving a base to a silkily dark fruited palate. Juicy through the medium finish, redolent with grainy bittersweet dark chocolate. Top value.
Rating: 17.5/20 (89/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Brand’s Laira, part of Casella Family Brands