Summit Estate 2016 Queensland Cabernet

A blend of 85% Cabernet Carménère 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Still bright and fresh looking in the glass for a 5 year old with no fading at the meniscus. A bouquet that floats red, black and blue fruits with some floral violet nuances, spices and a little oak, a slight savoury/sour edge can also be detected in the gently wafting scents.2016 cabernet carménère

Some sour red cherry backed with a slight tart raspberry taste greets your palate in the initial flavour embrace. A little blackcurrant segues immediately into blueberries supported by some oak and then hints of green peppercorns spike a little dark chocolate while very fine and silky tannins slide with an unctuous pleasure through a granitic minerally finish.

The wine is delicate while still managing to assert it’s medium bodied influence, the effect here is balance combined with a multiphasic complexity which never tires of conjuring a new aspect to challenge the limits of your palate’s capabilities. Don’t be in a rush a very long sojourn in the glass will reward you but a much longer sojourn in your cellar is recommended for this wine to offer you it’s significant developing pleasure, yes it’s a mere youngster now, pleasurably drinkable but I strongly suggest you respect it as a true monty for your cellar.

Tasted: Monday 5th April, 2021 without food and then with over several hours.
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $65
Suggested Drinking Window: 2020 to 2030
Winemaker: Contract Winemaker
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Posted by Peter Pacey

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