Plantagenet Omrah Great Southern Cabernet Merlot

Plantagenet’s value-for-money second tier range is always reliable, and this is the pick of the bunch this year. It’s exacting in its cabernet definition of capsicum, tobacco, tomato leaf and redcurrants. The palate is refreshingly poised, with good definition and persistence of red fruits, supported by finely textural tannins. $15 at Cracka.