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现在至 2030 年.
Bright crimson red.
Proclaims Coonawarra, shouts Cabernet (respectfully!).
Tomato leaf, carpaccio and cassis weave their varietal magic.
Wafts of nutmeg, cardamom – possibly French oak-derived?
French polish ‘complexities’ offer a sampling of what awaits ahead in bottle, in cellar.
Medium to full-bodied.
Overt – black olive, tomato consommé and mulberry.
Covert – sage/burnt butter ‘impressions’.
Grainy, malty tannins play with pithy, citrus acidity – both respectful of their Quercus landlord.
Savoury rather than fruity.
Winter rainfall was lower than the long-term average for most parts of South Australia, including Coonawarra. Variable conditions continued through the period from October to December, merging into a mild summer, with a few short periods of heat.
The mild daytime temperatures and cool evenings throughout the ripening period allowed impressive flavour development, without inflated baumés.