Chapel Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
In my mind this is the archetypal McLaren Vale Cabernet. From a warm year that typically delivered ripeness and power, it’s a wine of substantial flavour, oak, tannins – everything. Hearty, full bodied, varietal, it’s a bit raw, and the tannins are brawny. But for all the breadth and flavour, this isn’t hard, it’s not overdone (or overripe). It’s just genuinely hearty, quintessentially Aussie red wine at a more than fair price.
Best drinking: Better next year, and will live for 15 years+. 18/20, 93/100. 14.5%, $30. Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle. With red meat.