Of the two Medlands Vineyard Platinum wines, this is my pick from 2018, certainly the reverse of my usual preference, although both are superb wines.
Deep red/purple with a crimson edge. Lovely dark berries here and vanillin notes with serious concentration. Black cherry notes come through in spades. There is a lovely sweet core of fruit too – delicious! This is all backed by some cigar box notes, dry herbs and old leather. The wine is seamless, well focused, finely crafted and shows excellent length and immaculate balance with slightly chewy tannins, as you’d expect from cabernet. This has 15 to 20 years ahead of it and is a superb wine. It is gorgeous now but will drink so well for many years.