|Karra Yerta Cabernet
Friendly as hell
Karra Yerta Eden Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Eden Valley, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $25
This comes from High Eden (which is the only official Barossan subregion by the way, the rest are unofficial. That’s David Wynn’s doing) and, with only 32 cases produced, it’s a rare beast indeed. I don’t think it’s as dark, concentrated and sinewy as the ‘estate’ Shiraz, though no doubting the appeal.
The core of that appeal is just how bright it is. Bright and juicy, looking ripe if somewhat simple in style. There’s a nose of blackberry, etched in sweet and easy French oak, and then more light sweet blackberries. Palate too is all easy openness and light, with bouncy blackberry fruit and even, soft tannins.
I actually thought this might be a little too simple real enjoyment, but considering that it still looked vibrant (and surprisingly serious) the next day, I’m erring in it’s favour. 17.1/90