This is a cabernet that offers maximum flavour for minimum dollars, and is just like all the others in this range of Hanwood Estate wines. The nose shows plenty fruit aromas of blackberry, dark cherry and plum, mixing with nuances of liquorice, mint and chocolate, while the full bodied palate is dense, filled with juicy flavours of blood plums and cassis. Soft and velvety tannins, along with spicy cedar oak, fuse those fruit flavours to provide length and intensity to the wine, resulting a long structured finish. Try this wine with braised beef short ribs, garlic chicken wings with porcini mushrooms, or roast lamb.
Palate: Displaying ripe blackberry and chocolate oak flavours, this complex wine shows definitive varietal characters combined with subtle oak tannins. The resulting finish is long, structured and supple.
Food: Confit chicken, creamy garlic potatoes, green beans; Venison pie and mash.