Peter Jorgensen showcases the master blender’s art with his Limited Release Vat series wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon captures the best of McLaren Vale and adds to the sophistication with some intense, ripe Barossa fruit.
The appearance is deep opaque red with vibrant purple hues around the rim with viscous alcohol legs on the glass.
The bouquet is classic cabernet, dark plums, blackcurrants and fragrant cassis with an underlying complexity of violet petal, smoked meats and the herbaceous bouquet of green beans, cedar and lightly toasted new oak.
Following onto the palate are vegetative herbs, some ripe blackcurrants and toasty oak with hints of coconut and smoky tobacco. On the tongue the flavours unfold to reveal fleshy fruit, spiced pudding and licorice. Its firm rich and full with green herbal notes leading to a firm dry finish and lingering savoury aftertaste. The tannins give a chewy sensation that finishes dry with a chocolaty smoothness.
From a hearty Guinness pie to a grand Beef Wellington this is a wine for complex flavoured meat dishes and rich sauces. Steak dishes from any cut make a great match and decanting prior to serving is recommended to allow it to open up at room temperature.
With the benefit of screw cap closure and a cool stable environment this wine will cellar for over 8 years. It will gain complexity over time and develop a mild crust. Breathing for 30 minutes or more before pouring is recommended and decanting is advised as the wine ages.