Allegiance The Artisan Reserve Cabernet Coonawarra 2022


From the legendary Coonawarra region, the wine saw extended time in French oak, a significant percentage of it new. Crimson red in colour, the nose gives up aromas of spices, dried herbs, cedar, redcurrants, graphite, raspberries, cherries, and a flick of mint. While seemingly a little more red-fruited than the black fruits normally expected from this region, the palate does see blackberries emerge from the depths. Juicy acidity and fine, if slightly chalky, tannins with very good length and balance. An elegant Coonawarra Cabernet that is enjoyable now but has a good six to eight years ahead of it. Lingers with persistence.