Freeman Vineyards Altura Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The Freeman family have some serious winemaking pedigree. Founder Brian Freeman ran the Wine Science program at Charles Sturt University for many years and he has now been joined by his daughter Xanthe as their vineyard holdings expand in size.
Their Altura Vineyard has 40-year old cabernet vines which, thanks to the dry 2019 vintage, have turned out what is a dense and robust wine. It is deeply coloured, rich and ripe with powerful blackberry aromas with dried herbs, with an almost Italian savoury edge. The palate is then dry and expressive with tangy acidity well balanced with savoury dark berry fruits and layers of chewy and mouth-coating tannins. It is very serious and well balanced wine for the price with serious power and structure that needs time to flower but will handsomely reward patience over the next decade.