Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Old Plains Longhop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


The Longhop Cabernet was open fermented and hand plunged before being pressed into predominantly French oak hogsheads. It sounds pretty easy as there are not many tricks added. We could call it stripped back wine-making.

 

Old Plains Longhop Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

 

Is a tannin structure a must for Cabernet? Well yes if you are a purest but easy drinking styles need to tone that down which this wine is. The flavours of dried blackcurrant marshmallows and strawberry jam are soft and cuddly. The full bodied nature along with the easy flow makes for good drinking in the short term.

 

Alcohol: 14%

Price: $17

Rated: 85
 
Drink: Now - 2017

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