Kangarilla Road McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

McLaren Vale ranks among Australia’s top handful of regions in the cabernet stakes, and wines like this are evidence that its appeal extends well into the realm of affordable pricing. This is an impressively crafted wine of great fruit concentration of deep black- and redcurrants that score a track through the palate, kept lively thanks to lifted violet perfume, bright acidity and a rigid tannin chassis. $18 at Hunt For Wine and The Tasting Room.