Paradise IV Chaumont 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Blends »
The Chaumont is the "Bordeaux Doug blend", which translates into a cabernet/merlot/cabernet franc (that's the Bordeaux bit) with a splash of shiraz.
An unfiltered blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Shiraz with a dash of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, silky and medium bodied mulberry and blackcurrant with brown spice, pepper and mint leaf aspects, as with previous vintages it has understated power alongside the elegance, infused with very finely powdered tannins and coffee-cedar oak.
This is a beautiful piece of wine art, sitting in the mouth light and finely textured but with a line of reserved power running through, carrying with it briar, spiced berries and blackcurrant and finishing with some Bordeaux leafiness, and so smooth tannin-wise.