Distinguished by their ripeness, structure, and elegance, some of the best wines in the world come from Australia's McLaren Vale. Wine Spectator has featured several in their Top 5, like Mollydooker, Two Hands, and Penfolds. This elegant Cabernet Sauvignon would be three or four times the price if it was made in Napa or Sonoma, but since it's from Australia, it's a fraction of the price. Deep purple in the glass, powerful floral notes of lavender jump out at you with warm aromas of plums, eucalyptus and Asian spice. Excellently structured, the flavors are big and bold yet extremely well balanced. Fine elegant tannins elongate the finish of this serious and substantial wine, aged in a combination of new French and American oak.
"Delivers spicy cardamom, clove and chai tea accents that are distinctive, with a core of blueberry, huckleberry and black currant flavors. Gains aromatic interest from rosemary, sage and laurel bay leaf accents, with velvety tannins and a touch of cigar box that lingers. Drink now through 2033. 2,000 cases imported." The Wine Spectator, 92 Points
"A fresh and youthful cabernet with aromas of blackcurrants, red licorice, rosemary, graphite and tobacco leaves on the nose. Medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Excellent freshness and drinkability. Drink or hold. Screw cap." James Suckling, 91 Points