Majella Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a powerful and alluring Majella, a vintage of considerable fruit intensity and well-defined structure. It’s a very dark wine, even by Majella standards, with a deep, impenetrable purple hue and a vibrant rim. The bouquet displays wonderful definition and concentration of crunchy, tiny blackcurrants and cassis, accented with bay leaf and tobacco. Impressive fruit power of crunchy blackcurrants and juicy blackberries is the hallmark of the palate, pulling into a well-toned finish of considerable persistence, impressive, firm, finely textured tannins and well-gauged acidity. $29 at Corkscrew Cellars.