Longview Devils Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
14.5%, Screwcap, $27
Looks a bit vintage affected this year.
It’s a slightly volatile, syrupy and a little warm Cabernet this vintage, the oak nicely handled and the tannins pronounced, yet no questioning the desiccated, harder drying edges. There is some caramelised shrivelled fruit sweetness through the middle helping a little but this looks ultimately too scorched for big love. 15.8/86