Alkoomi Blackbutt Cabernet Malbec 2018


A blend of both Cabernets, Sauvignon (50%) and Franc (25%), with Malbec (25%) in its usual role as a cameo component. Open fermentation with hand plunging thrice daily, followed by twenty months maturation in French oak and then a further four years in bottle before release. An opaque maroon with enticing aromas, notes of blackberries, dry herbs, cloves, chocolate, aniseed and tobacco leaves with a hint of bergamot. Seamless and balanced, there is elegance with power here. Really good. There is great length and an intensity which never waivers. A ten-to-fifteen-year proposition.