Robust. That’s how you can describe the Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.
Dark colours, blackberry coulis on the nose and thick, berried palate edging towards overripeness, the tannins drying out the finish. Has no shortage of impact, in a thicker, oak set Coonawarra style, and certainly long enough, but likely a more impressive wine with age. Good power to weight ratio here, even if its a bit of a heady biggun’.
Best drinking: I’d wait a handful of years and then drink over the next 15, though likely many more. 17.5/20, 91/100+. 14.5%, $29.99. Would I buy it? Not yet. In years to come? Maybe.