Sunday, June 22, 2014

Medhurst 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Former Domaine Chandon winemaker Matt Steel is doing some excellent work at Medhurst in the Yarra Valley. First planted by owners Ross and Robyn Wilson in 2000, the vineyard is now producing some excellent red wines, with the 2012 shiraz and pinot noir also outstanding. This is delightful cool-climate cabernet, intensely purple in colour with a panoply of red and black fruit characters on the palate, hints of Asian spice mix and some judicious oak. Well-balanced and with plenty of power, this is well worth seeking out for those who prefer finesse in their reds rather than brute force. $30.

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