Yalumba The Cigar Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Unrelenting diligence in The Menzies estate vineyard has enabled the Yalumba wizards to pull a wine of astonishingly delicate refinement from a warm, early and ripe vintage. This is a beautifully fragrant cabernet of lifted violet perfume and accurate red- and blackcurrants, with nuances of cedar and tobacco, underlined by subtle dark chocolate oak. It upholds an unashamedly medium-bodied style, even with a touch of menthol, carried gently on finely poised tannins which draw the finish out long and elegant. $21 at Purvis Cellars.