This wine displays perfumed elegant aromas of sweet juicy cherries & a hint of spicy barrel ferment. On the palate, rich characters of blackcurrant & blackberry jam, with delicate oak flavours derived from the extended barrel maturation. The palate is long-lasting, with toasted oak characters & smooth, fine-grained tannins all contributing to its complexity. This is a full-flavoured, mouth-filling cool-climate red wine experience.
Hog Bay River Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
This wine has spent time in American & French Oak offering up a bouquet of coffee & spice with hints of leather & cigar box, rounded out with earthy notes. The front, mid & back palates meld together seamlessly in a rich, generous style with fine lingering tannins. The overall impression is one of smooth complexity. It makes excellent drinking now and will improve with cellaring.