2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
"An exuberant dark berry nose with moderate finely grained tannins and spicy cassis notes on the mid palate to finish. A generous dry wine with complex flavours and intensity and a lingering blackberry mocha finish."
94 points ~ Janet Dorozynski, Wine Align
Golden Mile Bench
100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon from Arise Bench.
Matured for 16 months in a combination of new (25%) and 2-3 year-old (75%) French oak barrels.
The 2017 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon opens with richly layered aromas of dried violets, Italian prune plums, and cassis. This develops into a mélange of cigar box and dark cocoa powder complemented by black tea and integrated oak spice. The red-fruited palate delivers notes of pomegranate and cherry with nuances of Oolong tea and cedar shavings. The finish is long and finessed balancing structure and drinkability.
Braised lamb shanks served with roasted fall vegetables and rye spaetzle.