Domaine Naturaliste Morus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Classic Margaret River Cabernet and the only wine under cork in the portfolio. Ripe yet compressed fruit sings from the glass with lovely purity. I had to check my hands for juice stains, as the nose is resplendent of freshly picked mulberries: ripe and delicate and oh-so-heady. Blackcurrant, native violet, cassis, mocha, and the tell-tale Margaret River hint of menthol Aussie bush. Tannins are fine, chewy and tightly packed, the acid line provides evenly spaced movement through the mouth. Raspberry and layered red fruits, hints of cedar, an ocean spray of salinity and almost bonfire-like savoury notes finish long on the palate. This wine straddles elegance, skill, style and complexity with pure joie de Vivre. If this was on the silver screen, it would undoubtedly be a Wes Anderson creation.