Brookland Valley Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

The refinement unfolding here is a joy to behold. I cannot recall a Brookland Valley of such consummate restraint and low alcohol elegance, boasting a beautiful bouquet of fresh violet perfume and a palate that provides space for varietal and regional definition to sing with full voice. Pure black- and redcurrants, tobacco and cedar meet an ultra-fine tannin profile of graphite and high cocoa dark chocolate finesse, finishing tangy, persistent and unashamedly medium-bodied. $36 at Cracka, $37 at Dan’s.