Hard to keep up with all the Altus Rise wines, but this Altus Rise Ascension Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a cut above the rest. Margaret River Cabernet from an ambitious new label.
Dense and powerful with chocolate oak through the palate and riddled through the finish. Quality oak but a little lighter on the toast hey? Mint, dark berries, some alcohol heat to finish. Dial things back a bit and it could be great. For the moment it’s just a little bit trying a bit too hard, which frustrates given the structure underneath.
Best drinking: now to fifteen years. 17/20, 90/100+. 14.5%, $35. Would I buy it? A glass or so.
HELP KEEP THIS SITE FREE
Rather than using a paywall or bombarding you with ads I simply ask for a small contribution via the Paypal link below. Any amount welcome, it all helps keep this site free.
GET A $20 VOUCHER TO SPEND ON WINE
Now at The Wine Collective