Wild Duck Creek Estate Alan's Cabernet 2012
One hundred percent new French hogsheads has been the vessel for this Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot blend but the oakiness has been absorbed pretty well. It is still evident but in 8 years, when I would start to open these, it will be fully resolved. At the moment the wine tastes like chocolate mints, cinnamon, blackcurrant pastilles and dried flowers with a medium amount of acidity kicking in. I would call the wine plush but savoury and full bodied yet more elegant than monumental. It treads the line between Parkerism and just full bodied flavours that are well kept by structure. From my perspective it is structured and elegant with full bodied flavours.
Rated: 90 +
Drink: 2020 +