Greenock Estate Angas King 1836 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Big black imposing label, heavy bottle, deep punt and a cork all suggest seriousness. And a serious wine this most certainly is. More importantly than all that, it is great to see a high quality red given such a good spell in the cellar and released at what is a more than fair price. A blend of Cabernet from Padthaway and the Barossa Valley. Near opaque magenta in hue. This is full of black fruits, licorice, chocolate, blackcurrants, tar, coffee grinds and leather with real power and concentration. The palate is big and bold with flavours of molten chocolate, mocha and some vanilla – a wine with serious oomph and great length with espresso notes near the conclusion. Firm but very fine tannins and a very long finish so expect this to provide pleasure for 10 to 20 years. If rich, ripe, big and bold is your thing, you’ll love this.