Wednesday 1 July 2020

Domaine A 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

A new release that is a decade old is something worth celebrating. An impressive blend of Bordeaux varieties that is very much old school in style; this is still  relatively fresh, however, with a smidgen of green herbal notes. A savoury nose with beetroot and blue cheese leads to a palate that veers between cassis and red cherry and truffles and mint. At 14% the alcohol is higher than most Bordeaux reds and this spends 36 months in French barriques (mostly new). Neither Bordeaux or Australian cabernet, this is unique and earnestly intriguing thanks to its terroir - a unique micro-climate in the Coal River Valley north of Hobart. $120.