Greenock Estate Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 


From a single vineyard in the Barossa, with 70-year-old vines, the wine spent 22 months maturing in French oak. The colour is an inky magenta. There is slightly more austerity here than in many Barossa offerings, as one would expect. Notes of blackberries, cigar box, aniseed, leather, coffee grinds, dry herbs and figs with a fine line of acidity. The palate is rich and long with firm and ever-so-slightly grainy tannins while more chocolate notes emerge on the palate. Terrific drinking for the next 12 to 20 years.