2015 Capisce Cabernet Blend
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec Blend)
This Capisce rallies the classic grapes of Bordeaux, a wine province dear to my heart and a place where I have had a hand in harvest whilst on sabbatical from wine work down here. I have worked with all of these varieties individually in McLaren Vale but never had the opportunity to construct this traditional blend here.
For those of you who follow the series that is “Capisce” you would be well versed in the discussions we have had about Cabernet Sauvignon and its context in the Vale. This time we have intricately stitched together the black berries, cassis and sarsaparilla with spicy cigar box, herbs and tobacco, finished with immaculately honed fine, fine tannin.
Think of a wild berry pie and its associated spices of cinnamon and clove set to cool on the sill next to a vase of florals heavily studded with violets. This wine has polish and brightness. It has panache!!
Winter is upon us,it’s braising season. Dive into your favourite comfy’s (trackies and uggies) and slink onto the couch infront of a blazing fire. Brisket of beef, lamb neck, beetroots and chestnuts….bring it on!!