Oakridge Baraka Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Blends »
Dark red with a distinct purple hue.
Immediately, varietal cabernet – blackcurrant and blueberry, some redcurrants then pencil lead, cedar, dried tobacco, black olive and violets. Oak is bit part player showing pie-like vanilla notes and light brown spice.
Distinctly medium bodied, almost gentle, with soft supple tannins. Despite this, there is a richness to the middle and intensity of flavour again driven by the black fruit elements, and finishing with a wonderful savoury, almost briny tang. This is a refined, classic Yarra Valley Cabernet.
A combination of new and old French barriques for 16 months.