Longhop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Mt Lofty Ranges, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $15
What makes this so impressive is just how genuine it is, carrying everything you’d want for in a $15 South Australian Cabernet – liquidised blackberry fruit, capped with a dusty, ‘hello Cabernet’ edge, a snifter of coconut oak, soft tannins and easy flavours. It’s just a little simple, but the palate flow is exceptionally smooth and gently berried, with gentle acidity and no shortage of vibrance.
What a delicious, juicy and ripe, dark-fruited South Australian Cabernet this is. Two thumbs up.
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d easily drink a glass. Maybe heaps more. It’s that good.