Red Deer 30 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Another excellent effort from Langhorne Creek, this time from Cabernet. The vineyard is designated by the team as ‘older vines’, and while purists may argue about just exactly what that means, most of us won’t care. What most of us will care about is that this is a delicious, generous (that word again, every time anyone mentions Langhorne Creek) wine, full of flavour and character. Deep, dark magenta in colour, with a lavish nose of black fruits, tobacco leaves and cassis with deep plummy notes. There is good focus here, with drive. Firm, yet fine tannins and well structured with bold flavours. This will improve for the next 7-8 years, and go on for much longer. At the moment, good drinking, but the promise is there for even better times ahead.