Adelaide Cabernet Sauvignon can be hard work and you really have to pick your site. Luckily it turns out that Macclesfield is a good option giving enough warm summer days to turn out some quality wines, although in a reserved and elegant rather than blockbuster style.
There is plenty of character here – blackberry, dried herbs and maybe even some shaved truffle over the top to give a nice savoury edge. The palate in finer, even pretty with real vitality; juicy red and black currants plus hints of freshly crushed leaves make for a delicious package. It then finishes long and sinewy, as all good cool climate cabernet sauvignon should. Pink lamb chops will make this wine sing.