2016 The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cellar Door
- Bell Ringers
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- McLaren Vale
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
Taking its name from the ¾ tonne Angelus Bell that sits proudly atop our cellars, the name “The Angelus” is reserved for exceptional parcels of cabernet sauvignon released each vintage to showcase the best of McLaren Vale. Wonderful structure and length with long-term cellaring potential.
Deep claret with a crimson rim.
The nose shows fragrant red and black currant, a forest-floor earthiness and briary, tobacco-leaf character. The peaty, cedary influence of French oak compliments a vibrant and varietal display of leaf and fruit.
The ripe core of blackcurrant fruit is cut by a bright acid line, while a long spine of powdery tannin travels the length of the palate into a savoury finish. Long, fresh, beautifully weighted medium-bodied cabernet.
- Food Pairing
Slow BBQ beef short rib with roasted rosemary potatoes and grilled red peppers.
- Attached Files
From old vine vineyards across McLaren Vale, each parcel vinified separately, matured for 15 months in French oak (30% new) before barrel selection and blending. The alcohol was unknown at the time of tasting, but seems moderate. The super-fragrant bouquet is full of red flowers and red fruits that positively dance on the tongue as you start to assess the palate. Freshness and length are the keys to a very elegant cabernet.
Very impressive dark plums and licorice with toasted spices and blackcurrants, leaves and herbal accents, which speak strongly to cabernet. This is an impeccably made wine. Silky tannins that are long and succulent with some redcurrants creeping up through blueberries and cassis. Screw cap. Drink or hold.
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