Mitchell Harris Pyrenees Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Dark purple with lighter edges. A hint of sap, a twist of herbs – it’s a cool and definitively early picked style this year; more Yarra Cab than Pyrenees, though it definitely doesn’t smell unripe. Indeed the dry, lightly minty but well balanced palate has a parade of ripe tannins, clear acidity and a satisfying finish.
Sure, it’s no ballsy red, but the understated power here is quite convincing in a slow burn way. Nice balance too. It’s just a little drying for drinking now, but I think I’d very much enjoy this in the cellar.
Details: 12.5%, Screwcap, $28CD, Sample
Best drinking: 2016-2030
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100+
Would I buy it? I’d be tempted with some bottle age.