Allinda Wines Yarra Valley Cabernets 2016


Always good to find wines available with some serious development (for what it is worth, the current release Grange is younger than this wine). The blend here is Cabernet Sauvignon 47%, Petit Verdot 26%, Cabernet Franc 17% and Merlot 10%. The juice was hand plunged in open fermenters, with 20% of it undergoing post fermentation maceration. Subsequently, it received 24 months maturation, with twelve of those months in French coopered European oak barriques. Deep red, the nose gives aromas of olives, dark fruits, cedar/cigar box notes and spices. A hint of warm earth with notes of red cherries intertwined with those darker fruits with good focus. Hints of beef stock and soy on the palate. Bright acidity helps carry good length through to fine tannins on the finish. Even though the wine already has some development, it can easily be cellared for a further 6 to 10 years, probably longer.

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