So this was our Saturday night. The heater was on, we watched both Kingsman movies and we downed this bottle of delicious red wine which was sent to us as a sample from Dialogue PR to taste (thank you!).
The McWilliams McW 660 range are wines which are grown in cool climate and high altitude vineyards. In fact the average altitude from which the grapes for this range are harvested from is 600 metres above sea level in the New South Wales regions of Canberra and Hilltops. There is a Canberra Syrah alongside this Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon in the range – both retail for around $25.
We enjoyed this Cab simply on it’s own, however I would say it would go down well with a meaty dish too! The tasting notes we received with the samples, suggest matching it with:
Versatile enough to match pork and veal meatball spaghetti or a welcomed accompaniment to a slow cooked beef with creamy mash potato.
Mr. Spittoon and I both really loved it, in fact Mr Spittoon’s exact word for it after taking a sip was ‘gorgeous’. Seeing as he’s not a big red wine drinker, I was shocked to hear him absolutely gush over this Cab Sauv. Here are my notes:
It’s a black cherry red colour in the glass. The nose makes me think of blackberry and dark chocolate with mint, while Mr Spittoon’s first impression was Vegemite (every one picks up something different hey!). In the mouth it’s juicy and vibrant with plenty of fruit. It’s a really elegant and approachable Cab with fine-grained tannins. We’d drink this again for sure!