Woodlands Vineyard 'Matthew' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The Woodlands Vineyard 'Matthew' Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. The nose is expressive and powerful, showing primary Caberent characters of blackcurrant, mulberry and dark cherry combined with tight grained French oak. On opening the palate is dense, but shows great balance and finesse. There is a lovely softness and suppleness to the palate that overlays a powerful core of old vine Cabernet fruit. Hints of vanilla, mint and bay leaf emerge and combine with the primary fruit flavours as the wine opens up over the first hour. Given enough air and time, the tannins soften and the wine opens up to reveal more nuance, but still at this stage maintaining it’s youthful power.