2012 Oakridge Estate "Whitsend Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Yarra Valley
Classic claret-style Cabernet. Medium-bodied and refreshing with fine flavours of pencil, chocolate, mulberry and crushed leaf. Firm but well integrated tannin. Knows exactly what style it wants to be and sets about nailing it.
Winemaker's Notes: "Bright, vibrant purple reds. Fragrant, ripe Cabernet - cassis, blackcurrant and violets underpinned by redcurrant, chocolate and pencil lead. The presentation is of a fine, elegant medium bodied claret style that has weight and firmness yet retains its refreshing line and length. It will cellar well over 10+ years." 95 points from Wine Front Magazine: "Pretty much textbook Yarra Cabernet here. Blackcurrant, redcurrant, almost strawberry in the mix, perfume, pencils, chocolate and nougat. Medium bodied, light in touch but with dense fine grained tannin packed well into its lithe frame, juicy strawberried acidity, seamless oak integration and a fresh red fruited finish of excellent length, with a fond farewell from tannin that fans on the finish. Superb."