The Label Project – Wine 3· Blog
Sep 25th, 2012 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Blog
Wine 3 is more of a challenge. Delivered in the same wooden presentation box, but this time with two photographs hinting at where this wine comes from. The pictures make you think of far flung places. The red soil is striking against the vine backdrop. The Cloudy skies photo looks angry, as some Australian wine folk seem to be these days.
The wine itself is dark. The aromas of black cherry, grandad’s old cigar box, violets with a twist of mint tea has a broody nature. The nose is heavy. The palate is firm, very firm, but there are some redeeming features of this wine. It’s well balanced, youthful, but has a structure that indicates this puppy will age.
It has characters, and the hint cards suggest, of Adelaide Plains. This flat viticultural area was first making a name for itself in the 1970s, but it wasn’t until 2002 that it started hitting its straps. My feeling is this wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon.