Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Purple-black and brilliant color. The bouquet comes first, that being the subtle in extremis waft of a distant half stave of a perfect barrel of French Oak. The bouquet falls away and the aromas of carefully nurtured Cabernet Sauvignon grapes springs elegantly to life; a panoply of red and forest berry aromatics, touches of the green and savory, such as capsicum, fennel and fresh herbs. Everything is built around this wine's small yet powerful core of mulberry and blueberry and raspberry fruit. As if compressed by eons of time this fruit spins slowly and awaits. Softer riper fruits and finely grained tannins orbit around it, offering a round and welcoming yet savory glass of red wine. The after-palate is all black fruits and drying tannins that stretch and linger.