d’Arenberg The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon
The nose is fresh and lifted, full of plums and blackcurrants mixing with minty notes and fragrant violets. The oak supplies a touch of cedar, adding complexity, combined with the typical soulful earthiness of d’Arenberg reds. The palate is textured and lithe, coated by lacy tannins with a core of cassis, licorice and plum fruit mixed with earth, graphite and a mineral tail. It’s well weighted, fresh and balanced, inviting now or will reward the patient. Like all d’Arenberg wines, decanting will help this wine show its best. It will age gracefully for up to ten years if cellared carefully.
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Cooler years in McLaren Vale always lead to incredibly expressive and highly varietal Cabernets. The High Trellis is no exception with an abundance of blackcurrant, violets and minty notes leaping from the glass. Beautiful bright purple fruits dominate the palate, countered by typical Cabernet characters such as red capsicum skin and fresh mint. The wine feels quite linear at this stage of its development and the combination of fruit and fine chalky tannins seems to go on and on endlessly. A wine that can be savoured now or allowed to develop for the next five to 10 years. From the fantastic producer d’Arenberg, this wine is made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and because it comes from a fairly hot climate it has very ripe blackberry and blackcurrant flavours with notes of cloves. There are plenty of tannins but they are soft and approachable.The nose is full of blackcurrant and blueberry characters with a lovely mint leaf lift and a spicy undertone. The characters are ripe, yet remain balanced with touches of florals adding elegance. Dark plum and red fruits are added to the mix with soil characters, hints of coffee, black olive and more spice framed well by fine gravelly tannins and just a hint of oak. d’Arenberg is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. Founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, fourth generation, Chester Osborn took over the reins as Chief Winemaker in 1984. The last decade has seen Chester develop a range of white wines every bit as individual and thrilling as the red Rhone varieties with which the company made its name. There is method to his madness (and his shirts!) and no one knows their soils and vines better than Chester. Chester works with individual parcels of fruit that display different flavour profiles that are influenced by the unique soil characteristics and meso-climates of the vineyards. Each parcel is picked and vinified separately to highlight the individual characters that contribute complexity to the final blend. Chester’s philosophy is to make wines that have great fragrance, fruit palate texture and length. The finish of the wine must have a natural, fine balance of acidity and a complex structure of tannins. Food Recommendations:- Braised Lamb, Beef Stew, Lamb Shanks and Rich Pork Dishes