Koonowla Bass Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Mataro Petit Verdot 2020


The Bass Hill Vineyard provides the fruit for many of the team’s top wines, both those which are straight varietals and those which are blends. This is very much in the latter category, with the team noting that top Bordeaux is their inspiration here. Hence we have a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Malbec (22%), Petit Verdot (22%), Carménère (10%) and Cabernet Franc (10%), matured in French oak. The colour is a dark magenta and there are lifted aromas of violets, chocolate, tobacco leaves and blackcurrants. There are also hints of vanilla with the oak integration proceeding well. Juicy acidity, very good length and excellent balance, this is a superb ‘Cab and friends’. Enjoy it over the next ten to fifteen years.