Dowie Doole Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019


From the team’s estate in McLaren Vale, this exhibits a deep red hue. There are notes of warm earth and undergrowth, with ripe fruits and good intensity, along with blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, soy and aniseed. There is good concentration throughout this slightly old-fashioned style of McLaren Vale red, though the flavours are very much upfront at this early stage. There are some chocolate notes on the palate. A wine with promise and should be even better in two to three years – then drink it for the following six to ten years.