Following on from a nice cleansing ale up at my local boozer, I toddled home – pushing my little 6 month old daughter. Tonight I`m going to open a bottle of Eden Road 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gundagai). I`ve visited this winery a few times now and I have enjoyed the visit each time. It’s well located for a Canberra wine tour as it’s right off the Barton highway, no dirt tracks to this one! By the way, I think the cellar have actually sold out so I guess if you are interested, you’ll have to try a bottle shop. Haven’t previously drunk a lot of Canberra Cab Sav. Ken Helm has a cracking 2010 but don`t recall much else to be honest.
Moving on. Australia is the fourth biggest grower of Cab Sav and I think we`re doing a great job. Some people may not know but Chile is right up there with France these days as a massive grower of this varietal. On to the wine, sorry to waffle.
On the nose, nice plum and a hint of tobacco. Can`t associate much else.
On the pallet – a light aniseed and some savoury note, almost that farmyard character that is present on some pinots. Tannin is nice and soft. Good balance overall and definite length.
I`m not offering too much I know but I like it, hope you do too if you can get your hands on a bottle.
Cheers – Suits