2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Luscious berry characters on the first nose. Lorraine got blackberries and aniseed, but it was raspberries all the way for me. And maybe a bit “plum cakey” - that’s a technical term.
So what does it taste like ?? Perhaps still a bit “green” at first blush. Obviously a very young wine with a crisp, minty sensation on the palate - funnily enough without the mint. A hint of white pepper. Still loads of fruit, but maybe hiding a little behind the other characters at this stage.
We left it alone and came back to it after an hour or so. It had really opened up a lot. Much richer and approachable now and warmer on the longer finish. Really quite delicious.
So how did it go with the Greek lamb - it stepped right up to the mark. This is a wonderful food wine even at this early stage, but if you can give it a few more years, it will just get better. The richness on the palate really went a treat with the barbecue lamb.
Just yum !!