This is a serious McLaren Vale cabernet sauvignon from d’Arenberg and will certainly benefit from a good decant if approached in its youth. The 2015 vintage has aromas of juicy black fruits, supplemented by more savoury and bitter characters of earth and leaf. The palate has good length, the tannins are not insubstantial and the body is medium-full. With time the wine opens up more, presenting a rich and powerful wine that will benefit from long ageing. Rating: Very Good. Abv: 14.5%. Price: $70. Source: Sample.
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