Allegiance Wines Unity Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Good evidence here as to what a fine vintage this was for Cabernet in Coonawarra. Inky black in colour, we have aniseed, cassis, a little mint, blackberries, coffee beans and cigar box notes (always fascinating to see ‘cigar box’ is so often included in notes when one suspects that these days, very few have actually ever stuck their nose in a cigar box). For those who think that this might be something akin to smelling an ashtray, I assure you not so – a lovely complex, sweet, dry herbal character is what awaits, although every box will be just that little bit different. The wine shows abundant but very fine tannins with bright flavours and excellent length. It is a ten year proposition and should continue to improve over that period.