I read the other day in Decanter that cabernet sauvignon may be in decline in Victoria. Were it to be read as a comment on the quality potential of the grape on Victorian soil, I would respectfully disagree. It would be a great pity were this type of thinking to take root as applicable to a region as climatically large and diverse as Victoria.
Brown Brothers’ 2014 Victorian cabernet sauvignon is a workman like example of a cool climate cabernet. The grapes are sourced from all over Victoria, with Heathcote and the King Valley mentioned. It is medium bodied with blackcurrant and bramble fruit influences and a touch of backbone. Acceptable to Good