Orlando Jacaranda Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Jacaranda Ridge is a classic, old-school Coonawarra Cabernet. These are not fruity, supple wines made for Summer drinking – they are serious reds that demand time before they give up all their secrets. But with time they showcase why, for decades, Coonawarra has been one of our country’s favourite regions for cellaring Cabernet.
It starts out pretty and elegant – leafy aromas with that classic Coonawarra choc-mint, and fruit pastille aromas with touches of dried thyme and oregano. It is then like all great Cabernet should be – reserved and elegant in the mouth, but under its velvet exterior sits a muscular, tannic frame – a firm core made to cellar. This is not a big wine but has great fruit length and balance suggesting a long life ahead.