Henschke Marble Angel 2018

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Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can be controversial stuff. While some vintages are challenging, when the weather gods are kind the Barossa Valley can be home to some of the country’s best wines, of any variety, although unfortunately there is not much planted.

This wine has been made with fruit from a single vineyard in Light Pass and it tells the Barossa Cabernet story beautifully in that despite the hot vintage it still shows superb elegance, perfume and balance. Pure cassis, freshly sawn cedar, green olive and violet aromas are well matched to spicy oak. It is then dry, juicy and sinewy on the palate – taut fruit matched by signifiant but fine tannins all in a medium-bodied style. It finishes with supreme length which with immaculate balance promises long aging potential. Put it down for a decade and then serve with the best cut of red meat you can find.

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