There is a vibrant colour here and for me, while the whites are certainly enjoyable, Ben Riggs has excelled with these reds. There are spices and lovely lifted aromas of cloves, black cherries and cassis. There is plenty of grip too and it contributes to the impressive structure in a powerful, rich style, with attractive ripe fruit. There is also some tobacco leaf and cigar box on the finish which, with good acidity, excellent length and its youthful style, points to an exciting future.
Ponting Wines ‘Close of Play’ Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2019