It must be a good sign if I am posting a picture of an empty bottle right 😉 Actually who am I kidding, most of the pictures I post are of empty bottles!
A big thanks to St Anne’s Winery who sent me over this 2017 Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon to taste. Mr Spittoon and I enjoyed it with some home-cooked steak – so good!
If you’re not aware, Heathcote is a wine region in Victoria and this Cab is a ‘fruit driven elegant Cabernet’ as St Anne’s puts it. It retails for $24, so definitely an any day of the week red wine 😉
The Cabernet vines where the fruit for this one comes from are 20 years old and are dry grown. Whilst, in the winery, the juice stayed on the skins for a longer than normal period to increase the structure and texture of this wine. Did it work?
Well here are our notes:
In the glass it’s a deep black velvet red colour. The nose is rich and forest-y, think moss and blackberries with hints of currants, violets and mocha. While in the mouth, as Mr Spittoon put it, ‘it tastes like juicy, alcoholic ribena’ with a lovely long black currant-y finish. There are some nice vanilla notes in there to which make it very easy to consume. Yum!
This sample was sent to me directly from St Anne’s Winery to taste.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!