UMAMU Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


This Margaret River Cabernet has the benefit of a good stint in the cellar before release, to everyone’s advantage. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t do with a little more. The colour is a deep maroon and aromas swirl around – tobacco leaves, chocolate, spices, plums, dry herbs, blackberries and mulberries – pretty much exactly what you’d expect for a classic Cabernet. Very well structured, there are firm, even slightly gravelly tannins. All is well balanced. Overall, the impression is of a fine red which is from the slightly burly end of the spectrum, or perhaps exuding power is a better way to look at it. I’d be inclined to put this at the back of the cellar, even with the six years headstart, and leave it for a few more. Then enjoy it over the next decade. An excellent Margaret River Cab, expect the score to rise in coming years.