Dowie Doole DD Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Warm climate Cabernet has a place, especially from such a superb vintage as this. The wine spent time, eighteen months, in a mix of French oak hogsheads and puncheons, 5% new, with the rest between two and ten years of age. The fruit came from a mix of sub-regions, Blewitt Springs and Tatachilla. A deep red/garnet hue here. The nose gives us black fruits, bay leaves, kitchen spices, mushrooms, warm earth and tobacco leaves. A savoury style of medium intensity, good balance and gentle persistence, with sleek tannins at the finish. The wine has a line of fine acidity. Enjoy this over the next decade.