$17, 5 stars, 91 points, australia, Barossa, cabernet sauvignon, Naked Wines
This 5 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is starting to turn visually- deep garnet colored with thick legs in the glass (14.0% ABV). The nose has youthful fruit aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, vanilla, mint, blueberry coulis, spice box, cedar and chocolate nibs. It’s a very rich nose and I’m looking forward to tasting it. The palate is dry with medium acidity and medium tannins that are well integrated. I get pronounced flavors of blackcurrant jam along with blackberry, blueberry, mint, green pepper, vanilla and chocolate. The fruit coats my mouth with the tannins and acidity there to balance it all out, full bodied to say the least. The long finish leans on the oak with the black fruit fading. I get persistent charred oak, vanilla and chocolate on the back end. For a wine that looks like it has some age, this $17 beauty is certainly youthful and ready to rock till 2027. I’m going with 91 points and 5 stars. Pairing it with Tenderloins on the cast iron. Salut….