Wirra Wirra Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (McLaren Vale, SA)
14%, Screwcap, $70
Indeed this is a stayer, but nowhere near as sexy as its Grenache and Shiraz brethren. Clearly McLaren Vale from first whiff, the nose is stacked with concentrated black fruits and an overlay of varietal mint and eucalypt. The whole structure here is all about ageworthiness, the tannins dry and the whole palate just a bit severe. Still, everything is ripe and it doesn’t feel overly brutish, just firm.
A firm red for the future – it will probably look great in 10 years time.