2018 Mallaluka Cabernet Sauvignon IIRed
Canberra District, NSW
Minimal Sulphites, Unfiltered, Unfined
'A Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now or add to the cellar from one of our favourite rising stars, Sam Leyshon'.
While cabernet isn’t necessarily a Canberra District halo variety, in the right hands it can be sublime. This is a beautiful, perfumed rendition of the variety – all cassis and dried herbs, a sniff and lick of amaro, cool acidity and a swish of fine, slender tannins. While there’s great depth of flavour, and length, it feels distinctly in the zone of ‘luncheon clarets’. Drink now with gusto but this one will keep well in the cellar for just beyond a decade.
– Mike Bennie (Gourmet Traveller).