La Grenouille McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"Incredibly vibrant, just-bottled purple colour. Imperious, dark-fruited nose, fine-grained oak, black and blueberries. Exceptional cabernet. Beautifully balanced - fruit and sinew and acid in concert. Just delicious."
La Grenouille from Smidge Wines is a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from an immaculate vineyard in the western Willunga area at the southern end of greater McLaren Vale in South Australia. The vines on the block are approximately 60 years old.
In the glass, La Grenouille immediately shows its hand with a deep colour, almost black with a magenta rim. The aromas are not shy, with lots of dark cherries, plums, with spice and tobacco. The palate continues the story; the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale regularly delivers Cabernet with power, elegance and balance. La Grenouille is no exception, exhibiting dark fruits and chocolate with a balance of juiciness and subtle savoury notes, finishing with long fine tannins. Drink now or cellar carefully until 2035.