Cabernet Sauvignon is one of my favourite wine varieties and make some of the greatest red wine that the world has seen. I wanted to make a Cabernet sauvignon that was a pure expression of the variety. I believe that great Cabernet has two sides. The wine needs to be rich, ripe, muscular and complex yet have a real elegance and silkiness. I believe that the Weerona Cabernet Sauvignon displays all the traits.
Dark black olive in colour with blood red and slightly purple hues.
The nose displays wonderfully lifted aromas of stewed black fruits of blackberry and boysenberry. This is supported by nuances of mint, eucalypt and lavender. There are also hints of tobacco and cedar.
The palate is full bodied, ripe, savoury, complex and dry. The upfront fruit flavours are of overtly ripe fruits of the forest. The mid palate is complex with flavours of fresh basil, sarsaparilla, licquorice and dark bitter chocolate. The back palate is dry and firm with along yet elegant intensity.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Now – 15 years
Seared then oven roasted lamb backstrap with a red wine jus and garlic mash, Pan fried venison fillet with a blackberry sauce and roasted beetroot, Hard aged cheeses.