|Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon|
Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (Coonawarra, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $28.95
What a pleasure it is to this this back on form. The 07 and 08 Zema Cabernets didn’t move me at all, looking generally warm and lacking in vibrancy. This 09 is back to sleek lines and balance.
Quite fragrant and almost pretty dark fruit and mint nose here. Coonawarra a go-go. Really quite elegant palate is driven by tannins but still carries enough flesh to carry things forward. That acidity is a bit intrusive but otherwise this is age-worthy, contained Coonawarra Cabernet.
Score: 17.7/20 92/100+
Would I buy it? If I saw this on a wine list with about five years on it I’d be tempted.