Hewitson The Dorrien Bank Cabernet Sauvignon 2022


Dorrien Cabernet Sauvignon has always had a touch of class, a memory first planted by the great Cabernets produced in the Barossa sub-region by Seppelt. The Dorrien Bank vineyard – situated on the sandy loam bank of the Para River – doesn’t disappoint in producing an engaging, flavoursome Cabernet that sings. Black as night in hue. Graphite, pencil lead oak notes combine with loganberry, blackberry, crushed herbs, mint and spice aromas. There’s no denying that Dorrien Bank is big in personality, full-on in the richness and oak stakes, but it handles it so well. The winemaker’s hand has constructed one smart Cabernet full of flavour, structure and interest. Chocolate, liquorice, earth, leather, nutmeg and a whisper of gentle leafiness join forces with woodsy oak spice to command the drinker’s attention. And then it keeps it. Bravo.