Pepper Tree Limited Release Black Label Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot 2020


From the excellent Wrattonbully region, this is the quintessential ‘Bordeaux Bland’ with this mix of grapes. Another fine Limited Release, it spent time in French oak. Deep red in colour, we have chocolate, licorice, black olives, cloves and black fruits. There are also dusty tannins on a long, concentrated finish. Real power here, though the balance makes it rather deceptive. Muscular in style with good length, which reflects the blend and the vintage well, this will certainly improve over the next four to six years.