Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

Celebrating their thirtieth birthday in time for the release of this wine next month, Lenton Brae’s estate grown Wilyabrup cabernet sauvignon vines have enjoyed a new pruning regime, making for richer, riper and less angular and austere character. The result is a wine that encapsulates the poise and definition of this outstanding vintage, in classic Margaret River signature gravel and cocoa characters, underlining crunchy red- and blackcurrant fruit, tweaked with a touch of merlot and petit verdot. Tannins are magnificently structured, fine and eminently gravelly. There is energy and long-term stamina here, yet at the same time a restraint that reflects the vintage, with an interplay of acid and tannin that promises great things. $50 at Prince Wine Store.