Allegiance Wines The Artisan Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2022


The fruit for this fine Coonawarra Cabernet spent ten days on skins before ten months maturation in new and used oak. The wine is a very dark maroon with flecks of purple. At this stage, it is still quite closed and certainly needs time to blossom, but it will be a star when it does. We have notes of black fruits, plums, cloves, leather and a slightly dusty note – think of handfuls of warm terra rossa earth. The palate sees the emergence of soy, licorice and chocolate notes, a slippery texture, very good length and satiny tannins – everything is in place for the future with a hint of sour cherry on the finish. This is worth cellaring and when it is ready, should plateau nicely for a decade.